Prolonged intravenous hydrochloric acid infusion for severe metabolic alkalosis
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A 56-year-old man developed severe metabolic alkalosis in association with postoperative oliguric renal failure. Marked hypercapnia and metabolic alkalosis were successfully treated by a 17 day infusion of hydrochloric acid. Correction of metabolic alkalosis by intravenous HCL infusion, even as long term therapy, appears to be safe.
Key wordsMetabolic alkalosis Intravenous HCL
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