Acid-base and potassium disorders in liver disease.

  title={Acid-base and potassium disorders in liver disease.},
  author={Shubhada N. Ahya and Maria Jos{\'e} Soler and Josh Levitsky and Daniel Batlle},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  volume={26 6},
Acid-base and potassium disorders occur frequently in the setting of liver disease. As the liver's metabolic function worsens, particularly in the setting of renal dysfunction, hemodynamic compromise, and hepatic encephalopathy, acid-base disorders ensue. The most common acid-base disorder is respiratory alkalosis. Metabolic acidosis alone or in combination with respiratory alkalosis also is common. Acid-base disorders in patients with liver disease are complex. The urine anion gap may help to… CONTINUE READING
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