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Heeding clues to metformin-associated lactic acidosis: prompt response can save life
  1. U Kumar,
  2. B Chennavir,
  3. A Gopi
  1. Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
  1. Dr U Kumar, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India; umaakumar{at}yahoo.co.in

Abstract

The case history is presented of a patient who developed metformin-associated lactic acidosis. The patient made a complete recovery with supportive care. Recognition of metformin-associated lactic acidosis requires a high index of suspicion as presentation can be very subtle.

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  • Competing interests: None.

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