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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. brahdoogie

    Is this just a coincidence? Has anyone else started keto and have their appendix removed?

  2. NotAFrenchSupermodel

    Its a modern problem, some note countries with squat toilets have no issues with appendicitis. It's the way pressure is exerted on the bowels with western style toilets. Squatting evacuates the appendix by pressure on the right thigh.

  3. Ashrael

    Holy Crap! I re-started Keto last Monday and had an appendectomy last Saturday... Still, I think it was coincidental, I'd been on Keto for months in 2013 with no issues. Anyway, at least you know it won't happen again! All the best for your recovery.

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