How does respiratory alkalosis cause Chvostek's sign?

Reference: Dictionary of Neurological Signs, 3rd Edition, Chvostek's Sign.

Authored By Rama Raja on Friday 7th December 2012


Miss Luna Ibrahim
Medical Student - Warwick
Posted over 7 years ago

Respiratory alkalosis is caused by respiratory excretion of higher than normal levels of Carbon dioxide.

This causes a decrease in plasma hydrogen ion concentration. (Bicarbonate Buffering)

As blood plasma hydrogen ion concentration d