Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes complicated by ketoacidosis and peripheral thrombosis leading to transfemoral amputation

Line Bisgaard Jørgensen, Ole Skov, Knud Bonnet Yderstræde

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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 contributionNydiagnosticeret type 1 diabetes kompliceret med ketoacidose og perifer trombose medførende femuramputation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue numberMay 19
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 19. May 2014

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