Patient with hypokalemia and acid-base disturbance
Last update: Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015 at 14:45
A 50 years old patient with morbid obesity checked in a hospital to do a bariatric surgery. On his 2nd postoperative day, he evolved with hypokalemia (K+ serum of 2,1meq/l) and the following arterial blood gas analysis.
Which acid-base disturbance is present?
a) Pure metabolic alkalosis
b) Pure respiratory acidosis
c) Metabolic acidosis and respiratory alkalosis
d) Metabolic alkalosis and respiratory acidosis
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