Clinical presentation of metabolic alkalosis in an adult patient with cystic fibrosis

Lisel J. Sweetser, James A. Douglas, Renata L. Riha, Scott C. Bell, Lisel Robbins*

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Abstract

In subtropical and tropical climates, dehydration is common in cystic fibrosis patients with respiratory exacerbations. This may lead to a clinical presentation of metabolic alkalosis with associated hyponatraemia and hypochloraemia. An adult cystic fibrosis patient who presented with a severe respiratory exacerbation accompanied by metabolic alkalosis is presented and the effects of volume correction are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dehydration
  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Sodium chloride

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