Cerebral complications in diabetic ketoacidosis

Turk J Pediatr. Apr-Jun 2005;47(2):170-2.


Although much is known about diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and its treatment, the pathology of cerebral complications in patients who develop ketoacidosis is not yet well understood. In this article, we discuss the cerebral complications due to DKA by presenting two cases who were admitted with severe DKA and who both developed early and severe neurological complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain Edema / blood
  • Brain Edema / etiology*
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / blood
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / complications*
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / therapy
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male