Blood Gas #8

History: A 25-year-old man is brought in by the police in a highly agitated state. Below is his arterial blood gas shortly after arrival:

pH 7.59 Na 148 mmol/L
pCO2 17 mmHg K 3.8 mmol/L
pO2 126 mmHg (FiO2 0.21) Cl 112 mmol/L
HCO3 17 mmol/L Glucose 5.5 mmol/L
Lactate 3.8 mmol/L

 

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