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DKA: Introduction

DKA: A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when diabetes mellitus is poorly controlled. See detailed information below for a list of 4 causes of DKA, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of DKA:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of DKA. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and DKA

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DKA: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with DKA, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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DKA Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of DKA may include:

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Stories from Users for DKA

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DKA: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for DKA may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to DKA

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DKA: Deaths

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In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

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Misdiagnosis and DKA

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Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be more »

DKA: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: DKA

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DKA: Related Rare Diseases

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DKA: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of DKA listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of DKA as a symptom include:

Definitions of DKA:

Complication of diabetes resulting from severe insulin deficiency coupled with an absolute or relative increase in glucagon concentration; metabolic acidosis is caused by the breakdown of adipose stores and resulting increased levels of free fatty acids; glucagon accelerates the oxidation of the free fatty acids producing excess ketone bodies (ketosis).
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of DKA

The list below shows some of the causes of DKA mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of DKA?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of DKA. Of the 4 causes of DKA that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: DKA:

The following list of conditions have 'DKA' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of DKA Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of DKA based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for DKA:

    Diabetic ketoacidosis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of DKA:

    Medical Conditions associated with DKA:

    Acidosis (149 causes), Metabolic symptoms (391 causes), Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to DKA:

    Diabetes (212 causes), Acidosis (149 causes), Fruity breath, Ketosis (17 causes), Type 2 diabetes, Starvation

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