Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis Management in the Era of Standardization

Ildiko H Koves; Catherine Pihoker


Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2012;7(4):433-443. 

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Morbidity & Mortality Associated With DKA

The mortality rate in children presenting with DKA is approximately 0.25–0.30%; the majority (57–87%), occurs in the setting of cerebral edema (CE). Neurological sequelae of DKA and comorbidities are described in the following paragraph. Vigilance in monitoring, complete assessment and rapid intervention all are important to reduce the risk of DKA-associated morbidity and mortality.


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