Lactic Acidosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Kyle J Gunnerson, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to be considered in the diagnosis of lactic acidosis include the following:

  • Inborn errors of metabolism

  • Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency

  • Oxidative phosphorylation defects

  • Cardiogenic shock

  • Cardiogenic pulmonary edema

  • Pyruvate carboxylase deficiency

  • Glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency

Differential Diagnoses