year old female presents with a history of rapid weight gain. There is no past
history of note.
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.
patient has routine investigations
one of the following may occur in this condition?
Hyperchloraemic metabolic acidosis
Hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis
Hyperkalaemic metabolic acidosis
Hyperkalaemic metabolic alkalosis
Hypochloraemic metabolic acidosis