Cystic Fibrosis

Patients with cystic fibrosis have an elevated content of sodium and chloride in sweat. During hot weather or strenuous exercise, affected children can suffer severe salt depletion and corresponding electrolyte abnormalities. Intercurrent pulmonary infection may be present. Profound chloride loss is compensated for by a rise in serum bicarbonate, resulting in a metabolic alkalosis. Hyponatremia is present, and serum potassium is decreased. Patients can present with lethargy and signs of hypoperfusion. Treatment is with 0.9 NS, with supplemental potassium. Resuscitation should be aggressive.

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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