We present a rare case of severe mixed drug overdose as a suicide attempt in a polymorbid COVID-19 reconvalescent patient manifested with metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA), complicated with shock, acute kidney injury and episodes of hypoglycemia. We used a complex decontamination – detoxication approach with extracorporeal detoxication and ICU treatment with favorable outcome, complete resolution of the symptoms and full recovery within 36 hours. This case is unusual in the common clinical practice because of the association of two rare clinical syndromes – metformin-induced lactic acidosis (MILA) and MALA – and the criteria that have been applied for early aggressive invasive therapy in such patients. Read the full article here.
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