March 16, 2010

Trial SEQ for Professional II Exam 4

20 Years old Malay guy with underlying Diabetes Mellitus type 1 presented to Emergency department because of drowsiness, lethargy and abdominal pain. Below is the result of his Arterial blood gas

pH: 7. 25

PCO2: 38 mmHg

Hco3-: 14 mmol/L


1) Comment on his acid base balance and justify your answer (4m)

2) Explain the Compensatory mechanism that you expect in this patient. (6m)

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