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Nephron. 1985;41(2):189-92.

Hyperchloraemia: a non-specific finding in chronic renal failure.

Abstract

To determine the prevalence of hyperchloraemia (plasma chloride concentration of 107 mmol/l or above) in chronic renal failure (CRF), we retrospectively analysed the acid-base and electrolyte status of 102 Italian and 53 English patients with impaired renal function. Hyperchloraemia was a frequent finding at all stages of CRF with a prevalence ranging from 30 to 50%. It was common both in tubulointerstitial nephropathies (45%) and chronic glomerulonephritis (39%). Hyperchloraemic patients were more acidotic than the normochloraemic.

PMID:
4047277
DOI:
10.1159/000183579
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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