Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 301–303 | Cite as

Prolonged intravenous hydrochloric acid infusion for severe metabolic alkalosis

  • R. I. Reisman
  • V. K. Puri
Case Reports


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 words

Metabolic alkalosis Intravenous HCL 


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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. I. Reisman
    • 1
  • V. K. Puri
    • 1
  1. 1.Critical Care CenterMount Carmel Mercy HospitalDetroitUSA

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