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ACIDOSIS & CALCIUM

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ACIDOSIS & CALCIUM

1. Acidosis decreases the fraction of bound calcium and increases the ionized calcium.

2. Correction of acido­sis prior to correction of hypocalcemia in this setting removes the protective effect of the acidosis, and can precipitate hypocalcemic seizures.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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