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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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SOBARZO-VYSOKOLAN, Patricia María Beatriz; ORTIZ, Jorge Willian  and  VILLALBA, Arnaldo. Lactic acidosis by alcohol intoxication. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, pp.139-144. ISSN 2072-8174.  https://doi.org/10.18004/rdn2018.010.02.139-144.

Lactic acidosis is a severe disorder of intermediary metabolism, which leads to a high mortality rate. It can occur in the context of extensive tissue ischemia, cardiocirculatory failure, septic shock or triggered by certain toxins (methanol, ethanol, etc.) and drugs (metformin and others).

Ethanol is a central nervous system depressant that causes a clinical picture characterized by euphoria, behavioral changes, loss of inhibition, ataxia, verbiage and, finally, stupor and coma, depending on the degree of intoxication can also present seizures.

In this report we present, the case of a young patient with alcohol intoxication.

Keywords : alcoholism; convulsion; metabolic acidosis; alcohol intoxication..

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