Cerebrovascular complications of diabetic ketoacidosis in children

Luis Felipe Mendonça de Siqueira
2011 Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia  
Neurological deterioration in children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is commonly caused by cerebral edema. However, subtle cerebral injuries including strokes should also be suspected, since children with hyperglycemia and DKA are prone to thrombosis. In this paper, a case involving a 2 month-old patient that presented cerebral edema and stroke as complications of DKA is reported. In the discussion, the literature on neurological complications of DKA in children is briefly reviewed, emphasizing the prothrombotic tendency of these patients.
doi:10.1590/s0004-27302011000400009 pmid:21779633 fatcat:hjv5twdvcbcmni4f5kdqathi2e