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35 yo woman, passed out while washing dishes

K+: decreased; HCO3: increased; Anion gap: normal; pH: increased

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submitted by sugaplum(9),

FA 2019 pg 555
cause of metabolic alkalosis vomiting in someone whos a bulemic, hypokalemia and hypochloremia are common.
anion gap formula Na-(Cl+bicarb) Since we have excessive bicarb there shouldn't be a large gap. Normal is 8-12.