Which patients are at increased risk for developing metabolic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Metabolic acidosis is usual in patients with renal failure, and, in early to moderate stages of chronic kidney disease (glomerular filtration rate of 20-50 mL/min), it is associated with a normal AG (hyperchloremic). In more advanced renal failure, the acidosis is associated with a high AG.


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