Nephrology Question 40

Describe the acid-base diagnosis in the following case (for example, metabolic acidosis with compensatory respiratory alkalosis):

A 41 year old male presents to the ER with the following lab results (hint: look for multiple simultaneous problems):

Na: 140 mmol/L
K: 4.0 mmol/L
Cl: 110 mmol/L
pH: 7.0
pCO2: 35 mmHg
pO2: 75 mmHg
HCO3: 8 mmol/L

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