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Not All Diabetics with High Anion Gap Acidosis are Diabetic Ketoacidosis- A Case Report of Starvation Ketoacidosis in a Diabetic Patient

Volume 3 - Issue 5

Ali Hussain1, Hira Yousuf1 and Akbar Mahmood1* and Albusaidi Fadhila2

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    • 1Sultan Qaboos university Hospital, Oman
    • 2Ministry of Health, Oman

    *Corresponding author: Akbar Mahmood, Sultan Qaboos university Hospital, Oman

Received: October 01, 2019;   Published: October 09, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/LOJMS.2019.03.000171

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Metabolic acidosis is a metabolic disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in acid production or reduces elimination of the generated acid into the body. Ketoacidosis is one of the main causes of metabolic acidosis. It is usually caused by different etiologies including Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) or ketone prone Type 2 diabetes mellitus, alcoholism and starvation. Isolated starvation ketoacidosis is a rare condition with unrecognized phenomenon. Herein, we are reporting a case of 24-year-old female with isolated starvation ketoacidosis.

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