An Extreme Case of Life Threatening Metabolic Acidosis and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Keywords:Severe metabolic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypokalemia
Metabolic acidosis is one of the common manifestations of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Concurrent hypokalemia often complicates management and mandates correction before administration of insulin. We report a unique case of a young woman with extreme life-threatening metabolic acidosis (pH 6.57) and hypokalemia due to DKA who survived without any sequelae.
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