Medicine – MCQ 69 – Increased anion gap metabolic acidosis

Increased anion gap metabolic acidosis is seen in all except :
a) Starvation
b) Salicylate poisoning
c) Lactic acidosis
d) Diarrhoea

Correct answer : d) Diarrhoea

Mnemonic for causes of increased anion gap metabolic acidosis: MUDPILES
M-Methanol
U-Uremia (chronic renal failure)
D-Diabetic ketoacidosis
P-Propylene glycol
I-Infection, Iron, Isoniazid
L-Lactic acidosis
E-Ethylene glycol
S-Salicylates, Starvation

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