COVID-19 Infection with Refractory Diabetic Ketoacidosis- A case Report Academic Article uri icon

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  • Diabetic ketoacidosis is an acute life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes. Sometimes it is the first presentation in an undiagnosed child. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease (COVID-19) and diabetes mellitus are very much interrelated as diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of severe COVID19 at the same time, many cases of new-onset diabetes had been diagnosed. Hyperglycemia, metabolic acidosis, and ketonemia are classical presentations. It is essential to correct the acidosis and fluid correction and insulin therapy in these patients, leading to vital organ dysfunction. In refractory metabolic acidosis, renal replacement therapy may help


  • Jain, Mukesh
  • Mishra, Reshmi
  • Behera, Jyoti Ranjan
  • Ramkumar, P
  • Jain, Mukesh Kumar

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  • May 23, 2021