Respiratory acidosis

Etiology

  • Chronic obstructive lung disease or airway obstruction
  • CNS depression: opioids, O2 in CO2 retainer
  • Neuromuscular, eg, Guillain-Barré, myasthenia gravis, botulism
  • Structural disorder of the thorax
  • Myxedema

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Last updated: December 1, 2014