SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care II
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Lactic acid (LA) is a biomarker of unparalleled use in critical care practice,mainly by serving as index of perfusion and outcome predictor in circulatory and septic shock.Thiamine deficiency(TD) is an underappreciated cause of lactic acidosis in critically ill patients. Relative or absolute TD may occur de novo or develop rapidly in settings of low intake, sepsis, critical illness, alcoholism, malabsorptive states or psychiatric problems. We present a case of severe non-shock related lactic acidosis that resolved after high-dose thiamine administration.