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What are the complications of diabetic ketoacidosis?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Low blood sugar, low potassium, death, & brain swelling.

In brief: Many

Low blood sugar, low potassium, death, & brain swelling.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Usually ketoacidosis is associated with high blood sugars, moderste to severe abnormalities in acid/base balance, electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate), dehydration. Increased risk for abnormal heart rhythms, altered mental status, infection. Treatment can be associated with low blood sugars, rapid shifts in fluid, altered mental status/brain swelling. DKA can indeed cause death
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple

High blood sugar, dehydration, increased blood potassium that may cause heart problems, infections, alterations of brain function, coma and death.

In brief: Multiple

High blood sugar, dehydration, increased blood potassium that may cause heart problems, infections, alterations of brain function, coma and death.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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