Recovery from profound acidosis (pH 6.685) in multi-organ dysfunction syndrome

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Acidosis is a common feature of patients referred to critical care from the emergency department. We present the case of a 49-year-old female with multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and an arterial pH of 6.685 on arrival to the emergency department. This case is unique as the patient was in circulatory shock with MODS from rhabdomyolysis on arrival and had not suffered a cardiac arrest. We believe this to be the first reported case of full recovery from such an extreme metabolic disturbance in this context, and discuss the relevance of profound acidosis to early clinical decision-making. </jats:p>
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Intensive Care Society
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2019


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