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BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-84

Cerebral injury in diabetic ketoacidosis: Is there a room for conservative management?


1 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Critical Care Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Medicine, New Mowasat Hospital, Hawalli, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Riad A Sulimani
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh 11323
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/JNSM.JNSM_15_18

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Diabetic ketoacidosis is a manifestation of decompensated glycemic control. Two cases are outlined, representing severe cerebral edema in one case and multiple cerebral infarcts in the other. Favorable outcome was achieved in both cases with conservative management, excluding the immediate use of mannitol in the first patient and the use of thrombolytic or full anticoagulant therapy in the second.


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