what is the reason for ketoacidosis

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V.B.S.Aishwarya's picture

During uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, increased mobilization of fatty acids. ref: Biochemistry by U.Satyanarayana, pg-481,682






Shruti Priya's picture

Dear Aiswarya and Rehman, *Ketoacidosis: It is a feature of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus characterized by a combination of ketosis and acidosis. Ketosis is the accumulation of substances called ketone bodies in the blood. Acidosis is increased acidity of the blood. **The most common reasons that cause the diabetic patients to enter a state of Diabetic Ketoacidosis are as follows: Infection (40%) Missed insulin (25%) Newly diagnosed or previously unknown diabetes (15%) Other causes like heart attack, stroke trauma, stress, and surgery Unidentified cause 5-10% *http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4102 accessed on 21.1.2011. **http://diabetesinformationhub.com/DiabeticKetoacidosis_DiabeticKetoacido... accessed on 21.1.2011 Do you agree with me? Regards

Shruti Priya

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