Type B lactic acidosis associated with multiple myeloma

Patrick Sia, Troy J. Plumb, Jennifer A Fillaus

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We present a 58-year-old man with recurrent multiple myeloma treated with 2 autologous stem cell transplantations. He was admitted for dyspnea and found to have severe type B lactic acidosis with serum lactate level of 193.6 mg/dL. This case reviews malignancy-associated type B lactic acidosis and discusses its etiology, pathogenesis, and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-637
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Lactic acidosis (LA)
  • acid-base disorders
  • glycolysis
  • lactate
  • lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
  • multiple myeloma (MM)
  • pyruvate
  • sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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