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Acid-base Disturbances

  • Farahnak Assadi

Abstract

A 12-year old female is brought to the ER because of increasing weakness. She has been having low grade fever and severe diarrhea for four days. Laboratory studies reveal sodium 140 mEq/l, potassium 2.4 mEq/l, chloride 115 mEq/l, bicarbonate 15 mEq/l, BUN 21 mg/dl, creatinine 1.5 mg/dl, glucose 88 mg/dl, calcium 10.0 mg/dl, phosphate 3.5 mg/dl, magnesium 1.8 mg/dl, and plasma osmolality 284 mOsm/kg.

Keywords

Metabolic Acidosis Renal Tubular Acidosis Metabolic Alkalosis Respiratory Acidosis Respiratory Alkalosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farahnak Assadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Rush University Medical CenterChicago

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