5) High anion gap metabolic acidosis The greatest clinical utility of the AG, however, is in the differential diagnosis of metabolic acidosis.
What does HAGMA stand for?
HAGMA stands for High Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis (medical disorder)
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The high osmolar gap in our patient (334 mOsm/kg measured vs 302 mOsm/kg calculated) with an unexplained high anion gap metabolic acidosis was suggestive of the presence of a toxic compound.
Although this patient appeared to have had a high anion gap metabolic acidosis with respiratory alkalosis, other acid-base imbalances can occur in AKA.
High anion gap metabolic acidosis (HAGMA) is an occasional finding in subjects admitted to hospital emergency departments.
We highlight the case of a 35-year-old woman who presented initially with an uncomplicated staphylococcal pneumonia but who went on to develop a transient but severe high anion gap metabolic acidosis associated with markedly increased urinary excretion of 5-oxoproline but with no clinical evidence of any of the features of the inherited disorders of glutathione synthesis.