An 18 year-old female is admitted with a depression of her conscious level. Arterial blood gas analy

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    An 18 year-old female is admitted with a depression of her conscious level. Arterial blood gas analysis revealed:
    pH 7.26
    pO2 12.1 kPa
    pC02 3.9 kPa
    standard bicarbonate 14.7 mmol/L
    Which one of the following would account for these results?
    Available marks are shown in brackets
    1) Analytical error
    2) Metabolic acidosis
    3) Persistent vomiting
    4) Respiratory acidosis
    5) Respiratory alkalosis

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