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BOF: 35

A 53 year old female presents with a history of rapid weight gain. There is no past history of note.

On examination she is centrally obese, with a prominent suprascapular pad of fat . She is hirsute and has acne. BP 170/110. There are striae over her anterior abdominal wall and she also has evidence of a proximal myopathy.

The patient has routine investigations

Which one of the following may occur in this condition?

a)   Hyperchloraemic metabolic acidosis

b)   Hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis

c)    Hyperkalaemic metabolic acidosis

d)   Hyperkalaemic metabolic alkalosis

e)   Hypochloraemic metabolic acidosis

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