Cerebral edema during the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in an adult with new onset diabetes mellitus
Milan, Alexei Ortiz
Mirino, Carlos Medina
Fernandez, Aurelio Rodriguez
Rivera, Yordanka Pina
PublisherSociedad Cubana de Medicina Intensiva y Emergencias, http://articulos.sld.cu/urgencia/
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Cerebral edema associated with Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a rare but frequently fatal complication typically occurring 4 to 12 hours after initiation of treatment, but it can develop any time during DKA management. Some risk factors for DKA-related cerebral edema have been identified. Diagnosis of this lethal condition is based in clinical grounds, mainly by deterioration of the level of consciousness and CT-brain appearance. Treatment should be focussed on prevention by minimizing all the known risk factors.