AB240. Unique case of diabetic ketoacidosis with multiple organ failure
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AB240. Unique case of diabetic ketoacidosis with multiple organ failure

Salma Khalil, Aoife Driscoll, John O’Dea

Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital Limerick, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland


Abstract: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute major, life threatening complication of diabetes characterised by hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis and ketonuria. We present a case of severe DKA, with extreme numbers at presentation. The blood glucose was 65 mmol/L, pH 6.6 and the base excess was −35 mmol/L. The patient was further complicated by acute kidney failure and cardiogenic shock. The objective of this clinical case report is to signal the unusual potential course of DKA. Despite the extreme clinical presentation, the patient had a favourable outcome.

Keywords: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA); critical care; multi organ failure


doi: 10.21037/map.2020.AB240
Cite this abstract as: Khalil S, Driscoll A, O’Dea J. Unique case of diabetic ketoacidosis with multiple organ failure. Mesentery Peritoneum 2020;4:AB240.