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2022 Jan 12

BMC Endocr Disord



Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) induced cerebral edema complicating small chronic subdural hematoma/hygroma/ at Zewuditu memorial hospital: a case report.


Shiferaw M Y, Laeke T/Mariam T, Aklilu A T, Akililu Y B, Worku B Y
BMC Endocr Disord. 2022 Jan 12; 22(1):6.
PMID: 35022013.


While both DKA & CSDH/subdural hygroma/ are known to cause significant morbidity and mortality, there is no a study that shows the role & effect of DKA on CSDH/subdural hygroma/ & vice versa to authors' best knowledge; hence this work will show how important relation does exist between DKA & CSDH/ hygroma. This study highlights the diagnostic & management challenges seen for a case of a 44 years old female black Ethiopian woman admitted with a diagnosis of newly diagnosed type 1 DM with DKA + small CSDH/subdural hygroma/ after she presented with sever global headache and a 3 month history of lost to her work. She needed burrhole & evacuation for complete clinical improvement besides DKA's medical treatment.