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Can You Get Brain Damage From Ketoacidosis?

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Neuroimaging Findings In Acute Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of severe insulin deficiency and a serious complication in children with diabetes mellitus type 1. In a small number of children, DKA is complicated by injury of the central nervous system. These children have a significant mortality and high long-term neurological morbidity. Cerebral edema is the most common neuroimaging finding in children with DKA and may cause brain herniation. Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke during the acute DKA episode is less common and accounts for approximately 10% of intracerebral complications of DKA. Here we present the neuroimaging findings of two children with DKA and brain injury. Familiarity with the spectrum of neuroimaging findings seen in pediatric DKA is important to allow early detection as well as initiation of therapy and, hence, prevent complications of the central nervous system. Continue reading >>

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  1. sdld2001

    Soooo I'm sitting at the computer trying to get my daughter's (she's 16) new phone activated. She walked in and here's the conversation
    *big sniff* Did you fart???
    Umm no why?
    OMG then what's that smell?
    I don't know, what does it smell like??
    It smells like farts!
    I don't smell anything. (I really don't smell anything so that totally means it's coming from me)
    Mom how do you not smell it, it's right there!
    I don't know maybe the cat farted
    OMG she is soooo nasty.
    At this point I turned around and had to grab my tummy I was giggling so much. I've read a million times about ketosis breath but I don't remember what it smells like. I just wanted to know if "farts" were on the ketosis smell menu or something else is growing in my mouth.

  2. ronda-k

    I'm not sure about the ketosis smell but your house sounds hilarious and I'm seriously laughing out loud!!!!!

  3. Kerry J.

    I don't know what it smells like either; I never could smell it. Barb did and said it just smelled "Funky" what ever that is. LOL!
    Kerry

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