Persisting mortality in diabetic ketoacidosis.

  title={Persisting mortality in diabetic ketoacidosis.},
  author={Ansu Basu and Colin F Close and Derek R. Jenkins and Andrew J. Krentz and Malcom Nattrass and A. Dickson Wright},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  volume={10 3},
An overall hospital mortality rate of 3.9% was found in 929 episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis treated in single centre over a 21-year period. The mortality rate in the first half of the survey (4.4%) was not significantly different from that in the second half of the survey (3.4%). Six deaths in patients under 50 years of age occurred in the first half, but only one death under 50 years occurred in the second half of the survey. The number of deaths from a metabolic cause where no other illness… CONTINUE READING

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