What is the characterization of chronic uremic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In persons with chronic uremic acidosis, bone salts contribute to buffering, and the serum HCO3- level usually remains greater than 12 mEq/L. This bone buffering can lead to significant loss of bone calcium, with resulting osteopenia and osteomalacia.


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