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I want to know why iron poisoning cause metabolic acidosis? Anyone else can help me ? Thanks a lot.
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Iron enters cells and acts as a mitochondrial poison.1 The resultant metabolic acidosis is secondary to an increased anaerobic metabolism, lactic acidosis and shock.

Source: http://www.chop.edu/service/poison-c...poisoning.html
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