Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Surgical Patient Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1177/0003134820956352 Web of Science: 001006868300095

Cited authors

  • McCabe DE, Strollo BP, Fuhrman GM


  • Postoperative euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (EDKA), a rare cause of acidosis, results from the metabolic derangement of diabetes and is not associated with a surgical complication requiring reoperation. Our acute care surgery service has managed several recent patients who developed postoperative EDKA. Our group was befuddled by the initial case but subsequently quickly recognized and managed the condition. The purpose of this report is to discuss the pathophysiology of EDKA, summarize 3 recent cases, and increase awareness about the condition to permit prompt recognition and treatment.

Publication date

  • 2023

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-1348

Number of pages

  • 4

Start page

  • 1083

End page

  • 1086


  • 89


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