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Severe non-ketotic hyperosmolar coma — intensive care management

  • S. Gupta (a1), M. R. Prabhu (a1), M. S. Gupta (a1) and D. Niblett (a1)

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We report a case of non-ketotic hyperosmolar coma, which presented with blood sugar levels far exceeding any previously recorded in the literature. The patient developed acute renal failure, probably because of rhabdomyolysis, which was successfully managed with continuous veno-venous haemofiltration. He developed blurring of vision resulting from biochemical changes, which was managed conservatively. We discuss the mechanisms of causation of the renal failure and visual blurring.

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Correspondence: D. Niblett

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Severe non-ketotic hyperosmolar coma — intensive care management

  • S. Gupta (a1), M. R. Prabhu (a1), M. S. Gupta (a1) and D. Niblett (a1)

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