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What exactly is hyperchloremic acidosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Loss of fixed base

This is lost from the body when the proximal renal tubule does a poor job of reabsorbing bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) drainage of pancreatic fluid, diarrhea (usually rich in potassium and bicarbonate), and a few less common entities.
It's a sign on a lab report intended to guide treatment rather than a disease itself. Great question, and thanks for asking.

In brief: Loss of fixed base

This is lost from the body when the proximal renal tubule does a poor job of reabsorbing bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) drainage of pancreatic fluid, diarrhea (usually rich in potassium and bicarbonate), and a few less common entities.
It's a sign on a lab report intended to guide treatment rather than a disease itself. Great question, and thanks for asking.
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