Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-12-2019

Abstract

Low carbohydrate diets have been popularized as an effective solution for weight loss. Although rare, life-threatening anion gap metabolic acidosis has been reported in patients on these diets. We present a case of a 31-year-old man with atypical symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath found to have severe metabolic acidosis after starting low carbohydrate diet for a week.

Publication Title

J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect

First Page

165

Last Page

167

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