Severe diabetic ketoacidosis and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection in a teenage patient with newly diagnosed diabetes

J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Sep 25;33(9):1241-1243. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2020-0296.


Objectives Recently, World Health Organization has declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection a pandemic. Patients with diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing COVID-19 infection, as well as increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Although the current data have shown that the coronavirus infection generally has a milder course in children. Case presentation In this case report, we present a teenage patient with severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) as the first manifestation of his diabetes and COVID-19 infection. Conclusions He was treated for DKA and COVID-19 infection, and fortunately, had a good response to the treatment.

Keywords: COVID-19; diabetic ketoacidosis; newly diagnosed diabetes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / complications*
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications*
  • SARS-CoV-2