Archive for October 2016

Alcoholic ketoacidosis: case report and review

October 12, 2016, 3:45 pm


A Patient with Alcoholic Ketoacidosis and Profound Lactemia. Gerrity RS et al. J Emerg Med 2016 Oct;51:447-449.


This is a very good short case-based review of alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA), and well-worth the 5 – 10 minutes reading time.

Some key points:

  • Development of AKA requires increased (binge) alcohol intake along with starvation (decreased food and water intake.)
  • The characteristic

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