Hyperchloremic acidosis

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Hyperchloremic acidosis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 E87.2
ICD-9 276.2
eMedicine med/1071

Hyperchloremic acidosis is a form of metabolic acidosis associated with a normal anion gap, a decrease in plasma bicarbonate concentration, and an increase in plasma chloride concentration (see anion gap for a fuller explanation). Although plasma anion gap is normal, this condition is often associated with an increased urine anion gap, due to the kidney's inability to secrete ammonia.

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