Which pulmonary findings suggest hyperchloremic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 18, 2018
  • Author: Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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An increase in minute ventilation of up to 4- to- 8-fold may occur in persons with respiratory compensation.

Tachypnea or hyperpnea (affecting the depth more than the rate of ventilation) may be the only clinical clue to an underlying acidotic state.


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