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Test Findings

High Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis

April 24th, 2019


Metabolic acidosis with raised anion gap.
  • Causes of High Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis

  • Endogenous

  • Lactic acidosis
  • Ketoacidosis - diabetic, alcoholic
  • Uraemia (end-stage renal failure)
  • Exogenous

  • Methanol / ethanol / ethylene glycol
  • Salicylates
  • Cyanide
  • Carbon monoxide
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