Non-Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis (NAGMA) has a broad differential diagnosis. Often the cause is obvious, but otherwise this leads to a rat's nest of various forms of renal tubular acidosis (RTA). Fortunately, appropriate treatment generally doesn't require immediate diagnosis of the specific cause of the NAGMA. So have no fear – give the evaluation an honest college try, but don't delay treatment (the latter being simpler and more important)
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