The Quizzes about Acid-Base Equilibria, Amino Acids, and Protein Structure (27 tests)

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A 2-day-old African American boy becomes lethargic and uninterested in breast-feeding. Physical examination reveals hypotonia (low muscle tone), muscle twitching that suggests seizures, and tachypnea (rapid breathing). The child has a normal heartbeat and breath sounds with no indication of cardiorespiratory disease. Initial blood chemistry values include normal glucose, sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate (HCO3-) levels; initial blood gas values reveal a pH of 7.53, partial pressure of oxygen (PO2) normal at 103 mm Hg, and partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2) decreased at 27 mm Hg. Which of the following treatment strategies is most appropriate?

The Quizzes about Acid-Base Equilibria, Amino Acids, and Protein Structure (27 tests)
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