[Hyperosmolar diabetic coma. Case reports and review of the literature].

Abstract

The physiopathology and clinical picture of hyperosmolar diabetic coma are described, and four personal cases are presented. This form of coma is a rare, but particularly serious complication of diabetes mellitus. Since its prognosis is poor, even when suitable treatment is provided, the greatest possible care should be devoted to preventing its main cause, namely dehydration.

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@article{Altomonte1983HyperosmolarDC, title={[Hyperosmolar diabetic coma. Case reports and review of the literature].}, author={Lorenzo Altomonte and Giovanni Ghirlanda and Pasquale J . Palumbo and Andrea Manni and A. V. Greco}, journal={Minerva medica}, year={1983}, volume={74 6}, pages={227-33} }