J. R. E.; E. J. H.
The physician sees many patients with acidosis due to renal failure. The great majority of these are patients with either acute tubular necrosis or chronic contractive disease of the kidney. In such patients glomerular function and tubular function are diminished in parallel and the patient becomes not only acidotic but azotemic, and hence this common type of acidosis has been called uremic acidosis. There is another and less common type of renal acidosis that has come to be labeled renal tubular acidosis. In this syndrome the tubular function is impaired to a greater extent than is glomerular function. The difficulty
E. JR, H. EJ. RENAL TUBULAR ACIDOSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;54:1290–1295. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1290
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