What is the role of blood gas analysis in the workup of rabies?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Respiratory alkalosis resulting from hyperventilation develops in the prodromal and early acute neurologic phases of rabies; this is followed by respiratory acidosis as respiratory depression progresses


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