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An unusual cause of severe metabolic acidosis

John V Peter, Natasha Rogers and Sandra L Peake
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (3): 158-159.
Published online: 5 February 2007

In reply: Boyd and Hedger have raised concerns regarding the initiation and choice of antibiotics in our recent case report.1 Several aspects of this correspondence need to be addressed. The primary focus of the article was to highlight an important and probably underrecognised cause of unexplained metabolic acidosis, and discussion regarding antibiotic choice was not within the scope of the article.

  • John V Peter1
  • Natasha Rogers2
  • Sandra L Peake2

  • 1 Medical Intensive Care Unit, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • 2 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA.


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