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Is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
No: Respiratory alkalosis is not a symptom. It is a rise in the blood ph that occurs when you breath fast. That often happens in illnesses that also cause fever. So it's a manifestation of the underlying illness, not a "symptom" of fever.
Last updated Nov 3, 2012
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