CHILD WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS COMPLICATED WITH DKA
*Prof. Abdulmoein Al Agha, Dr. Afnan Ismail Qurban and Dr. Ayah Nageeb
Background: DKA is a complication that only occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes. This is not true. DKA does occur in type 2 diabetes but it is rarely occurs in the absence of a precipitating event. Case presentation: We present case report describes the first case of an 11-year-old boy with newly diagnosed type 2 DM as the first presentation who also had DKA and symptoms of cerebral edema. We illustrate the clinical course and our experience in managing this case. Conclusion: DKA is not common among patients diagnosed with type 2 DM; however, it should not be ruled out. If diagnosed and treated properly, these complications can be easily resolved.
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