A baby boy was suffering from dramatic vomitting after every feed, and was becoming dehydrated. His GP sent him into hospital, where the following results were obtained:
|[H+] = 30 nmol/L PH = 7.52|
|PaCO2 = 6.5 kPa|
|[HCO3] = 37 mmol/L|
|[Na+] = 148 mmol/L|
|[K+] = 2.8 mmol/L|
What is the acid-base disturbance in this case? (Hover over 'select' to see if you're right)
|1. Metabiolic acidemia||select|
|2. Metabolic alkalaemia||select|
|3. Compensated metabolic alkalaemia||select|
|4. Respiratory alkalaemia||select|
|5. Respiratory acidemia||select|
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