Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine 2015 , Vol 6, Issue 2
Severe Lactic Acidosis Associated with Burkitt’s Lymphoma
Haluk Mumcuoğlu 1 , Gülseren Elay 1 , İlhan Bahar 1 , Kürşat Gündoğan 1 , Ramazan Coşkun 1
1Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Intensive Care, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey DOI : 10.5152/dcbybd.2015.759

Lactic acidosis is a metabolic acidosis caused by either overproduction or underutilization of lactic acid. Overproduction of lactic acid, known as type A lactic acidosis, is frequent in critically ill patients with hypoperfusion states. Underutilization of lactic acid, known as type B lactic acidosis, is caused by many reasons, including hepatic and liver failure, thiamine deficiency, toxins, drugs, and certain malignancies such as lymphomas and leukemias. We report a patient with severe lactic acidosis and Burkitt’s lymphoma without any signs of hypoperfusion that is relieved with chemotherapy. 

Keywords : Burkitt’s lymphoma, lactic acidosis, metabolic acidosis