Nov 23, 2020
Contributor: Ryan Circh, MD
Editor’s note: While conceptually similar, treatment for pediatric DKA is overall less aggressive (no bolus of insulin, less fluids, slower corrections, etc.). Recent literature also continues to argue against cerebral edema being related to fluid management
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Wolfsdorf J, Glaser N, Sperling M, American D. Diabetic ketoacidosis in infants, children, and adolescents: A consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2006;29(5):1150-1159.
Olivieri L, Chasm R. Diabetic ketoacidosis in the pediatric emergency department. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;31(3):755-73. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2013.05.004. Epub 2013 Jul 6. PMID: 23915602.
Summarized by Jackson Roos, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD
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