What causes an inability to excrete the dietary H+ load in metabolic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 05, 2018
  • Author: Antonia Quinn, DO; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Causes of inability to excrete the dietary H+ load are as follows:

  • Renal failure - Diminished NH4+ production

  • Hypoaldosteronism - Type 4 RTA

  • Diminished H+ secretion - Type 1 (distal) RTA


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