ea0050ep050 | Clinical Biochemistry | SFEBES2017
, Savage Amy
, Banerjee Moulinath
Diabetic ketoacidosis and pregnancy related ketoacidosis are the most common forms of ketoacidosis seen in acute medical units. We describe here two rare cases of starvation ketoacidosis.Case 1: 63 years old gentleman with no history of diabetes, presented with persistent vomiting for 48 hours. His admission bloods revealed Serum Bicarbonate of 8, pH 7.19, pCO2 2.7, base excess of -17.8, plasma glucose 5.2 mmol/l and serum alc...