Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

The alcoholic ketoacidosis is a metabolic complication at the confluence of alcohol abuse and starvation conditions, which is characterized by a hyperketonaemia and metabolic acidosis with anion gap without relevant hyperglycemia. The alcoholic ketoacidosis causes nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The diagnosis is made by means of the history and the evidence of ketoacidosis without hyperglycemia. The treatment consists of infusion of saline and dextrose. The alcoholic ketoacidosis occurs due…

September 3, 2018