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Running head: SICKLE CELL ANEMIA CASE STUDY1Sickle Cell Anemia Case StudyEdjemar Xyril LositoThe University of Texas at Arlington College of NursingIn partial fulfillment of the requirements ofN5315 Advanced PathophysiologyKristi Vaugh DNP, RN, ACNP-BCMarch 9, 2018
SICKLE CELL ANEMIA CASE STUDY21.The clinical scenario is most consistent with which acid base disorder?a.Metabolic acidosis2.What data in the scenario supports your diagnosis?a.The patient’s carbon dioxide (CO2) level is 18 mEq/L is low. This measures bloodbicarbonate level. A low bicarbonate level indicted acedemia or metabolicacidosis.3.What caused this person’s acid-base disorder?a.This patient has severe diarrhea.Severe diarrhea decreases bicarbonate levelswhich leads to acidosis.