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Ok I am a bit confused here:

according to First Aid type 1 (distal) is due to defect in collecting tubules ability to EXCRETE hyrdogen. isn't that a typo should it be inabilty to SECRETE hydrogen into distal tubules?
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i must have been sleep deprived when I asked this question-lol..... type 1 distal RTA is due to defect in collecting tubules to secrete hydrogen hence decreased excretion of hydrogen
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I love how you answered yourself, lol
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Renal tubular acidosis:


Type 1 DCT: Hypokalemia and no H+ secretion

Type 2 PCT: Hypokalemia and no HCO3 absorption

Type 4 CT: Hyperkalemia and aldosterone deficiency
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