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ketoacidosis, hypoglucemia

Ma T Fernández López, Ma D García Bargo, Ma T Rivero Luis, P Álvarez Vázquez, C A Saenz Fernández, J A Mato Mato
A 57-year-old man with chronic alcoholism was admitted to our hospital due to disturbance of consciousness and polyradiculitis. Laboratory examination revealed metabolic acidosis, hypokalemia and hypophosphataemia. Alcoholic ketoacidosis is a common disorder in alcoholic patients. All patients present with a history of heavy alcohol misuse, preceding a bout of particularly excesive intake, which had been terminated by nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The most important laboratory results are: normal or low glucose level, metabolic acidosis with a raised anion GAP, low or absent blood alcohol level and urinary ketones...
May 2012: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
T P Bezverkhaia
The indices of three adrenal cortex functions were investigated in 517 patients with a moderately severe and severe forms of diabetes mellitus of various duration, outside of the ketoacidosis and hypoglucemia states. Both during decompensation and at the period of unstable compensation (subcompensation) of the disease 3--60% of the patients displayed increased indices of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid functions, and 20--38%--of the androgenic ones. Along with different frequency of detection, there was revealed a distinct non-uniformity of different indices elevation...
November 1978: Problemy E̊ndokrinologii
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