DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS (DKA)
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Diabetic ketoacidosis is an acute complication of diabetes mellitus type 1. It occurs when insulin is insufficient to control the hyperglycemia and the ketone body production. Because it may be associated with severe dehydration and acidosis, it is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY and a frequent reason for admission to an Intensive Care Unit.
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Acute Emergencies of DM: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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