Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) classically is defined as a normal anion gap hyperchloremic acidosis without impaired glomerular filtration. The three types of RTA are distal, proximal, and hyperkalemic and can be identified by laboratory and clinical findings. Treatment differs, based on the type of RTA. A case presentation illustrates the logical steps for diagnosis and treatment.
Renal Tubular Acidosis
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Steven Alan Ringer; Renal Tubular Acidosis. Neoreviews May 2010; 11 (5): e252–e256. https://doi.org/10.1542/neo.11-5-e252
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