Summary of Respiratory alkalosis
Flashcards on Respiratory alkalosis
Toxic doses of cause respiratory alkalosis early, but transitions to mixed metabolic acidosis-respiratory alkalosis.
Questions on Respiratory alkalosis
A 15-year-old boy comes to the emergency department with his mother because of rapid, uncontrollable breathing. His mother states that two hours earlier the boy's girlfriend ended their relationship. The boy had been sobbing profusely when he started breathing rapidly. The patient states that his mouth feels tingly. His temperature is 37.1°C (98.8°F), pulse is 96/min, respirations are 32/min, and blood pressure is 122/86 mm Hg. Physical examination shows perioral pallor and carpopedal spasm. Which of the following is the most likely etiology of his symptoms?