TitleA Quick Reference on Hyperchloremic Metabolic Acidosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFunes, S, de Morais, HAutran
JournalVet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract
Date Published2017 Mar
KeywordsAcid-Base Equilibrium, Acidosis, Animals, Chlorides, Renal Insufficiency, Chronic

Metabolic acidosis results from an increase in the concentration of a strong anion. Metabolic acidosis is divided into hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and high anion gap acidosis based on the changes in the anion gap. Hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis is the result of chloride retention, excessive loss of sodium relative to chloride, or excessive gain of chloride relative to sodium. Clinical signs are related to the underlying disease that accompanies the metabolic acidosis. Treatment of hyperchloremic acidosis is based on addressing the underlying disease process.

Alternate JournalVet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract
PubMed ID28017409