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Monday, 7 January 2013

A young diabetic with sudden deterioration of consciousness

A young (16-year-old) female developed rapid deterioration of her level of consciousness few hours following initiation of treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis in the intensive care unit.
Which ONE of the following best explains her sudden deterioration:
A- Disseminated intravascular coagulation
B- Hypokalemia
C- Cerebral edema
D- Resistant acidosis
E- Pulmonary thromboembolism

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