Type B lactic acidosis and insulin-resistant hyperglycemia in an adolescent following cardiac surgery

Kourosh Parsapour, Rama Pullela, Gary Raff, Robert Pretzlaff

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To report the presence of type B lactic acidosis and insulin-resistant hyperglycemia following cardiopulmonary bypass in a pediatric patient. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Tertiary referral children's hospital pediatric intensive care unit. PATIENT: Fourteen-year-old child with hyperlactatemia and hyperglycemia following cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS AND RESULTS: We report a patient who following cardiopulmonary bypass for repair of his congenital heart disease developed type B lactic acidosis and hyperglycemia resistant to insulin therapy. Resolution of his hyperlactatemia and hyperglycemia occurred approximately 24 hrs postoperatively without apparent ill effect. CONCLUSIONS: Type B lactic acidosis is a phenomenon that may occur in the pediatric population in conjunction with insulin-resistant hyperglycemia. We observed that its resolution corresponded to improvement in the patient's hyperglycemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Insulin-resistant hyperglycemia
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Type B lactic acidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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