Q: One of the most deceiving sign in DKA (Diabetic ketoacidosis) is acute abdomen. Which factors are commonly associated with acute abdomen in DKA ?
- Severity of Metabolic Acidosis
- History of Cocaine abuse
- History of alcohol abuse
Interestingly severity of dehydration and hyperglycemia is not found to be an associated factor in this type of presentation.
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