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Kussmaul breathing

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Kussmaul breathing is deep sighing respiration due to stimulation of the respiratory centre by acidosis.

Kussmaul breathing is a sign of a metabolic acidosis, common causes being:

  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • renal failure

Last reviewed 01/2018

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