Lactic acidosis occurrence during exercises in the smoke chamber in a 53-year-old firefighter with no significant medical history
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Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Clinic of Metabolic Rehabilitation, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Skłodowskiej-Curie 9, 85-094, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Department of Internal Medicine, Public Regional New Hospital in Nakło and Szubin, Nakło, Poland
Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2014;27(2):335-9
Lactic acidosis is a form of metabolic acidosis with a high anion gap, reduced rate of arterial blood pH under 7.35 mmol/l, and lactic acid concentration over 7 mmol/l. In the literature we can find some descriptions of the cases of lactic acidosis in patients with severe systemic diseases (cancer, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, sepsis, diabetes with cardiovascular disease and after organ transplantations). We present the case of lactic acidosis in a patient with no chronic disease - a firefighter in whom lactic acidosis has developed during standard exercises in the smoke chamber.
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