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Consider ketosis prone type 2 diabetes as cause of ketoacidosis in adult patients

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 22 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3540
  1. Jacob F de Wolff, specialist trainee year 5 in acute medicine1
  1. 1Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London E9 6SR, UK
  1. jfdwolff{at}

Lasserson and colleagues did not discuss an alternative cause for ketoacidosis in adult patients without a previous diagnosis of diabetes—namely, ketosis prone type 2 diabetes.1 This entity, first recognised in 1987,2 can occur in people with type 2 diabetes or those with risk factors (such …

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