Pediatric Metabolic Acidosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 06, 2015
  • Author: Lennox H Huang, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Timothy E Corden, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions

Other conditions to consider in metabolic acidosis, along with those in the next section, include the following:

  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Cyanide toxicity
  • Ethylene glycol toxicity
  • Methanol toxicity
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Dehydration
  • Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Pneumococcal bacteremia
  • Sepsis
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Hyperammonemia
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Intestinal volvulus
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • Isoniazid toxicity
  • Salicylate toxicity
  • Meningococcal infections
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

Differential Diagnoses