Peripheral vascular thromboembolism is a rarely described complication of diabetic ketoacidosis. We report a 41-year-old otherwise healthy man admitted with ketoacidosis and ischaemia of the left foot. The patient was unsuccessfully treated with thromboendarterectomy, and the extremity was ultimately amputated. The patient had no family history of cardiovascular disease, and all blood sample analyses for hypercoagulability were negative. We recommend an increased focus on peripheral thromboembolism, when treating patients with severe ketoacidosis.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Nydiagnosticeret type 1 diabetes kompliceret med ketoacidose og perifer trombose medførende femuramputation.
|BMJ Case Reports
|Number of pages
|Published - 19. May 2014