Linezolid-induced Lactic Acidosis
Habib Ur Rehman 1 *
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1 Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina General Hospital, Department of Medicine, Regina, Canada
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Lactic acidosis is a known complication of long-term linezolid therapy. We present a case where lactic acidosis developed only after 2 doses of linezolid. A review of literature revealed only 2 cases in which lactic acidosis developed soon after linezolid treatment was commenced. Both patients had underlying immunocompromising conditions. Our patient, like the previous 2 reports had an underlying immunocompromising condition – acute myeloid leukemia. It seems that linezolid has the propensity of inducing lactic acidosis soon after its commencement in immunocompromised patients.


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Article Type: Case Report

Eur J Gen Med, 2016 - Volume 13 Issue 2, pp. 149-151

Publication date: 06 Apr 2016

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