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2022 Jul

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Ketoacidosis can Be alcohol in origin: A case report.


Soe M Z, Ching K M, Teah K M, Lim C H, Jamil J, Yeap B T
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Jul; 79:104023.
PMID: 35860098.


Alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA) is a common reversible biochemical pathology arising from hyperketonaemia in patients with a history of chronic alcohol consumption. It is typically fatal when there is a delay in early recognition and management. A further complicating factor is that this condition is frequently confused with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).