High anion gap Metabolic acidosis is characterised by a high anion gap (a medical value based on the ion concentrations in a patient’s serum).
When the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys do not remove enough acid from the body, metabolic acidosis ensues. There are numerous varieties of metabolic acidosis, which can be categorised by their effect on the anion gap. (Source)
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Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis Causes :
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Iron/ Isoniazid
- Lactic acidosis
- Ethylene glycol
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