Severe metabolic alkalosis in a hemodialysis patient

Lu Huber, F. John Gennari

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We present a patient with end-stage kidney disease receiving hemodialysis therapy who developed severe metabolic alkalosis secondary to vomiting. This case illustrates the important differences in pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of this common acid-base disorder in patients without kidney function. The diagnostic approach and management strategy for metabolic alkalosis are discussed, highlighting the special issues to be considered in dialysis patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • acid-base disorders
  • end-stage kidney disease
  • hemodialysis
  • hypercapnia
  • small-bowel obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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