Hyperchloremic acidosis

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Hyperchloremic acidosis
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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[1] (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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In general, the cause of a hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis is a loss of base, either a gastrointestinal loss or a renal loss.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hyperchloremic Acidosis: Practice Essentials, Etiology, Patient Education". 2017-10-19.

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