How Does Infection Lead To Ketoacidosis?

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Figure 3. Timeline in DKA management. GCS:Glascow Coma Scale, CBC:Complete Blood Counting, ECG:Electrocardiogram, HR:Heart Rate, BP:Blood Pressure, BUN:Blood Urea Nitrogen, Cr: Creatinine, WBC:White Blood Cell, CRP:C-reactive protein, CE:Cerebral edema (adapted from reference 165) Figure 4. A 15 years old male patient firstly diagnosed T1DM with DKA infected by rhino-orbita-cerebral mucormycozis (Picture from the reference [218]) 1. Introduction A chronic autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic beta cells results in decreasing endogenous insulin secretion and the clinical manifestation of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The clinical onset of the disease is often acute in children and adolescents and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is present in 20-74% of the patients [1-7]. DKA is a serious condition that requiring immediate intervention. Even with appropriate intervention, DKA is associated with significant morbidity and possible mortality in diabetic patients in the pediatric age group [8]. Young age and female sex have been associated with an increased frequency of DKA [3,9]. The triad of uncontrolled hyperglycemia, metabolic acidosis and increased total body ketone concentration Continue reading >>

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  1. just hopping!

    RE: Bad Breath and Running

    Why do you think it's from running?

  2. Brent

    RE: Bad Breath and Running

    Two possibilities, both of which can be related to your running:
    1. Dehydration. If you are dehydrated, your breath can stink.
    2. Ketosis. This is the condition you get if you follow one of those low-carb, high-protein diets. One of the side-effects of ketosis is bad body odor and bad breath. Are you cutting down on your carbs? Are you dieting? Are you eating lots of meat while shying away from grains, fruits, and vegatables? The effects of a low-carb diet (including bad breath) are going to be magnified if you're exercising.
    So, drink lots of water and eat some carbs.

  3. runnerchick

    RE: Bad Breath and Running

    do you brush your teeth regularly, floss and use mouthwash? flossing often helps a lot.

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