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Acid-Base Disturbance

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Interpret the following data.

HCO3 = 8 meq / lit, Ph = 7.20

PCO2 = 80 mm Hg, PO2 = 90 mm Hg,

What is your diagnosis? (AIIMS Nov 2013)



A Mix metabolic acidosis & respiratory acidosis

B Mix metabolic alkalosis & respiratory acidosis

C Mix metabolic acidosis & respiratory alkalosis

D Mix metabolic alkalosis & respiratory alkalosis

Ans. A

Mix metabolic acidosis & respiratory acidosis

In this case HCO3 is 8 (i.e. metabolic acidosis) and PCO2 is 80 (i.e. Respiratory acidosis) hence option A is the answer.

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