Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus resulting from the consequences of insulin deficiency
Alcoholic Ketoacidosis: rare; small proportion of chronic ethanol abusers; relatively benign if patients given IV dextrose and fluids; unclear aetiology
Sodium Bicarbonate and Diabetic Ketoacidosis. The correction of the acidaemia in DKA is achieved by correcting the underlying pathophysiology with fluid replacement and insulin
Ketoacidosis is a high anion gap metabolic acidosis due to an excessive blood concentration of ketone bodies (keto-anions).
An 87 year old female presented with a subarachnoid haemorrhage. GCS 8/15. Can you figure out her acid-base disturbance?