What are symptoms of ketoacidosis in pediatric type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jul 03, 2019
  • Author: William H Lamb, MD, MBBS, FRCP(Edin), FRCP, FRCPCH; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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These symptoms include the following:

  • Severe dehydration

  • Smell of ketones

  • Acidotic breathing (ie, Kussmaul respiration), masquerading as respiratory distress

  • Abdominal pain

  • Vomiting

  • Drowsiness and coma


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