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Case 2

An 18 year old girl consulted her GP because of tiredness, weight loss, polydipsia and polyuria increasingly present over a few weeks. The GP found she had glycosuria and arranged for her to be admitted to hospital for further tests. Later that day she became faint and vomited and acute admission was arranged.

Her results were:

  [H+] = 89 nmol/L   pH = 7.05
  PaCO2 = 2.0 kPa
  [HCO3] = 5 mmol/L


Question 1

The patient has? (Hover over 'select' to see if you're right)

  1. Polydipsia select
  2. Anorexia select
  3. Diabetic ketoacidosis  select 
  4. Diarrhoea  select 
  5. Severe anaemia  select  

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Question 2

What is the patient's acid base distrubance? (Hover over 'select' to see if you're right)

  1. Metabolic alkalaemia  select
  2. Metabolic acidaemia  select
  3. Compensated metabolic acidemia  select 
  4. Respiratory acidemia  select 
  5. Respiratory alkalaemia  select

General feedback on these answers.



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