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Aciduria

 
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Overview

A reduction in urine pH suggests an abundance of acid in the urine. This may be due to an excess of endogenous or exogenous acid, or non-renal loss of base (e.g. diarrhoea).
  • Causes of Aciduria

  • Dietary - high protein diet, acidic foods (e.g. cranberries)
  • Metabolic acidosis - e.g. lactic acidosis, ketoacidosis, uraemia, diarrhoea
  • Respiratory acidosis - hypoventilation, emphysema
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