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Title: Profile of diabetic ketoacidosis at a teaching hospital in Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Authors: Elmehdawi, R.R.
Elmagerhei, H.M.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: This study described the profile of 100 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis [DKA] at a teaching hospital in Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. DKA was more frequent in young women with type 1 diabetes and mostly due to preventable causes, e.g. disrupted insulin treatment and/or infection. DKA also occurred in type 2 diabetics, with a higher mortality rate, as they were older patients with co-morbidity. Polyurea, fatigue, abdominal pain and vomiting were the most common clinical features, while coma was rarer. A high number of cases were first presentations of type 1 diabetes; hence this diagnosis should be considered in all patients with acute abdomen or decreased level of consciousness. The reasons for high mortality rate in this study [10%] were multifactorial
Description: 292-299
Keywords: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Hospitals, Teaching
Cross-Sectional Studies
Retrospective Studies
Diabetes Complications
Length of Stay
Sex Distribution
Treatment Outcome
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Subject: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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