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Old 07-09-2015
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Cystic fibrosis pts are prone to excessive fluid loss while exercising cause Cl in their sweat cant be absorbed which attracts Na and water and cause dumping of lot of electrolytes and water in sweat resulting in dehydration.
In response to that kidney (PCT) absorbs more HCO3 than usual causing contraction alkalosis
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