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BOF: 119

Your junior asks for advice regarding blood results on a 45-year-old female who is a known hypertensive and is complaining of polyuria, polydypsia and muscle weakness. Blood pressure 170/110.

The results are:

Potassium 2.5 mmol/l

Arterial pH 7.49

The next question you would ask is:

a)      Is there a family history of hypertension

b)      Does the patient have a bruit over the renal artery

c)      Is the patient on a diuretic

d)      What is the ratio of aldosterone to plasma rennin activity

e)      Does the patient have papilloedema

 

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