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Diabetic ketoacidosis: diagnosis and management in adults

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Dr A Theodoraki, Dr SE Baldeweg
Foundation Years Journal, volume 2, issue 7, p.309 (123Doc Education, London, September 2008)


A 25-year-old man presents to the Emergency department with a 2-week history of polyuria and polydipsia and a 2-day history of vomiting and abdominal pain. In the past fortnight he has also noticed some weight loss and progressive generalised weakness. He has been fit and healthy and is not on any regular medication.

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Dr A Theodoraki

Specialist Registrar in Diabetes and Endocrinology
North Thames Central London Rotation

Dr SE Baldeweg (Corresponding author)

Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Department of Endocrinology
University College
London Hospitals
London NW1 2BU


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