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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-77

Inborn Error of Metabolism as a Cause of Unexplained Metabolic Acidosis in Pediatric Burns - A Case Report and Review of Literature

Deparment of Plastic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

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Metabolic acidosis is common in early burn injury due to inadequate fluid resuscitation and dehydration and in late burn injury due to sepsis. We present a case of unusual cause of metabolic acidosis in pediatric burn patient, secondary to inborn error of metabolism. This case is being presented to emphasise on the importance of keeping in mind causes other than dehydration and sepsis in a setting of metabolic acidosis in paediatric burns

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