A rare combination of severe lactic acidosis and acute pancreatitis due to metformin intoxication: A case report
Damla Çağla Patır, Işıl Köseli, Bahar Engin, Harun Akar
Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, İzmir Tepecik SUAM, İç Hastalıkları Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
Keywords: Drug-related acute pancreatitis; lactic acidosis; metformin
Metformin is the most commonly prescribed oral antidiabetic. Its most serious side effect is lactic acidosis. Early diagnosis and early hemodialysis are the most important factors that reduce mortality. Here, we present a case of lactic acidosis and acute pancreatitis due to metformin intoxication, possibly caused by unknown renal insufficiency.