Lactic Acidosis

Acute conditions: Chronic conditions:
Inadequate tissue perfusion due to either hypotension or hypoxia CHF
Toxic causes of disruption in cellular metabolism such as cyanide Diabetes mellitus
Hyperventilation Liver disease
Insulin or epinephrine injections Pulmonary disease
Glucose, saline, or bicarbonate infusions that contain lactate  

Diagnosis and Causes