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Acute Hyperglycemic Syndromes: Diabetic Ketoacidosis and the Hyperosmolar State

  • Adrienne M. Fleckman

Abstract

After increasing urination and thirst, come nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Dehydration, weakness and dizziness follow. The patient is confused and slips into coma. The respiratory compensation that accompanies acidemia causes rapid breathing. The sweet smell of the volatile ketone body acetone signals the possibility of ketoacidosis.

Keywords

Free Fatty Acid Ketone Body Total Body Water Diabetic Ketoacidosis Osmotic Diuresis 
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