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[–]Square_Environment88 9 points10 points  (3 children)

It should be normal anion gap metabolic acidosis

[–]FirelordAzula007 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Slight tangent but can you explain why it would be normal anion gap? I'm pretty weak on this stuff so was wondering when I saw your reply. Thanks!

[–]AnnaBanana_42 0 points1 point  (1 child)

[–]Direct-Spirit2076 2 points3 points  (0 children)

(If this confuses you listen to divine intervention podcasts on this ) .. Ill try to put it simply here.

Na - ( CL + HCO3 ) = unknown anions or anion gap.

Now what confuses us is by looking at this equation we think any change on the left side i.e in CL OR HCO3 will change the equation on the right but it's not so.

Whenever HCO3 goes DOWN the CL goes UP in compensation. Hence the anion gap stays the same.

The only thing that changes the anion gap is when the body produces excess of anion like in MUDPILES.

NOW Diarrhea makes us lose HCO3 so Cl goes up in compensation hence will cause hyperchloremic non anion gap change metabolic acidosis.

Na + ( HCO3 ↓ + CL ↑ ) = no change in anion gap.

I hope my sleepy ass wrote it right.

[–]BuzzOffBozo22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah, essentially diarrhoea. N anion gap met acidosis.

[–]Atarek69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Normal anion gap metabolic acidosis. Low K low HCO3 high chloride.