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.
J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect
Basnet, S., Tachamo, N., Nazir, S., Dhital, R., Jehangir, A., & Donato, A. (2019). Severe anion gap metabolic acidosis associated with initiation of a very low-carbohydrate diet.. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect, 9 (2), 165-167. https://doi.org/10.1080/20009666.2019.1583534