Q; 24 years old male with a history of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is admitted to ICU with severe dehydration after a long day outdoors in the summer. All of the following abnormalities are expected EXCEPT?
D) metabolic alkalosis
Though unusual, electrolyte abnormalities can be presenting symptoms in patients with CF. This is popularly known as pseudo-Bartter syndrome. This condition occurs due to excessive loss of NaCl during sweating, compounded by decrease sodium intake.
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