The patient has a potassium level of 55mEqL which is on the high side of normal

The patient has a potassium level of 55meql which is

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Acidosis can have complications of hyperkalemia. The patient has a potassium level of 5.5mEq/L which is on the high side of normal range. b. How does the body compensate for the acid base disorder which this patient is experiencing? The lungs will compensate by hyperventilation. c. How does the anion gap help you to differentiate between the causes of this acid base disorder? The anion gap is 10mEq/L which is normal. A normal anion gap indicates that the acidosis is caused by GI losses. In this case the patient has Diarrhea.
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c. Describe the genetic alteration which results in sickle cell anemia. A genetic mutation of hemoglobin can cause hemoglobin protein to be malformed. d. Draw a Punnett Square which show her father as having a heterozygous genotype for sickle cell and her mother has having a homozygous genotype for sickle cell anemia. Ss ss Ss ss e. What was this patient’s chance of having sickle cell trait? 50% f. Based on the parent’s genotypes, which one has sickle cell trait and which one has sickle cell anemia? Mom has sickle cell anemia and dad has sickle cell trait. 4.For what actual or potential complications related to the diagnosis in question 1 does she need to be monitored?You may simply list youranswer(s) below using a bullet point format.This does not have to be in a complete sentence.
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  • Fall '15
  • david,mary
  • Genetics, Mutation, Sickle-cell disease, Acid-base homeostasis

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