Diabetic ketoacidosis in Adult
Symptoms have a rapid onset (< 24 hours) and include polyuria, polydipsia, lethargy, and abdominal pain. The hyperosmolality can cause neurologic symptoms, such as mental obtundation and coma.
Patients taking sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors (eg, for diabetes mellitus type 2) may be at increased risk for DKA.
The treatment of DKA includes the correction of electrolyte and fluid abnormalities along with the administration of insulin.
E13.10 – Other specified diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis without coma
420422005 – Ketoacidosis in diabetes mellitus
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