Starvation ketoacidosis in pregnancy.

  title={Starvation ketoacidosis in pregnancy.},
  author={Charlotte J Frise and Lucy Mackillop and Karen Joash and Catherine Williamson},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  volume={167 1},
Starvation ketosis outside pregnancy is rare and infrequently causes a severe acidosis. Placental production of hormones, including glucagon and human placental lactogen, leads to the insulin resistance that is seen in pregnancy, which in turn increases susceptibility to ketosis particularly in the third trimester. Starvation ketoacidosis in pregnancy has been reported and is usually precipitated by a period of severe vomiting. Ketoacidosis is likely to have important implications for fetal… CONTINUE READING