Severe hyperlipidaemia complicating diabetic ketoacidosis

S. Williamson, Vicky Alexander, Stephen Alan Greene

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An 8-year-old girl presented with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) following 6 months of malaise, 1 month of perineal candidiasis and 1 week of polyuria and polydipsia. She had Kussmaul respirations, but was fully conscious. Blood glucose was 34.9 mmol/l, pH 7.0 and bicarbonate 6.8 mmol/l. Her venous blood appeared grossly lipaemic (figure 1). Triglyceride levels on admission were 122.63 mmol/l (ref <2.3 mmol/l). HbA1c on admission was 19.5%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735
Number of pages1
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number8
Early online date23 Mar 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012


  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis


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