Precipitating Factors for Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Complications of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

In this article, we will discuss the Precipitating Factors for Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Complications of Diabetic Ketoacidosis. So, let’s get started.

Precipitating Factors

  • Infections (pneumonia, UTI, gastroenteritis, sepsis)
  • Alcohol intake
  • Acute vascular episodes (cerebral, coronary, peripheral)
  • Acute myocardial infarction (MI)
  • Trauma
  • Drugs, e.g. steroids, thiazides
  • Surgery
  • Emotional stress
  • Pancreatitis
  • Ignorance about the disease
  • Poverty, unemployment

Complications of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

  • Cerebral edema
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Thromboembolism
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Acute circulatory failure
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