What is the role of blood alcohol measurement in the workup of alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2020
  • Author: George Ansstas, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Alcohol level may be low or zero due to anorexia and decreased drinking in the preceding 1-3 days. Blood alcohol levels do not typically change the management of AKA and are therefore not often necessary.


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