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Metabolic acidosis, normal anion gap

Definition

  • Gap 6-12 meq

Etiology

  • Gastrointestinal loss of HCO3-, e.g., diarrhea, pancreatic ileostomy or ileal loop bladder
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Recovery from diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Dilutional acidosis from rapid administration of 0.9% NaCl
  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
  • Chloride retention or administration of HCl equivalent or NH4Cl

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Metabolic Acidosis, Normal Anion Gap." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114290/all/Metabolic_acidosis__normal_anion_gap.
Zeiger RF. Metabolic acidosis, normal anion gap. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114290/all/Metabolic_acidosis__normal_anion_gap. Accessed April 26, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Metabolic acidosis, normal anion gap. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114290/all/Metabolic_acidosis__normal_anion_gap
Zeiger RF. Metabolic Acidosis, Normal Anion Gap [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 26]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114290/all/Metabolic_acidosis__normal_anion_gap.
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