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What is the rate of incidence for acid-base metabolism disorders?

Although rates of incidence are difficult to determine, acid-base metabolism disorders are common in one particular group of people: those with critical illnesses and injuries. These disorders are especially common among people who need kidney replacement therapy. Rates of incidence can be difficult to determine because they may be underreported, or some types of acid-base metabolism disorders among people with critical illnesses are not yet well-defined.

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