[Disorders of acid-base balance in liver disease].

  title={[Disorders of acid-base balance in liver disease].},
  author={Gotaro Toda},
  journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine},
  volume={50 9},
  • Gotaro Toda
  • Published 1992 in
    Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical…
Disorders of acid-base balance are frequently encountered in fulminant hepatic failure, liver cirrhosis and autoimmune liver diseases. The disorders per se except lactic acidosis rarely poses serious clinical problems. However metabolic alkalosis induced by administration of diuretics and hypokalemia in renal tubular acidosis are risk factors for hepatic encephalopathy.