HARRY WALKER, M.D.
The usual signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings in prediabetic coma are well known. The clinical picture of dehydration associated with malnutrition, polyuria, and odor of acetone on the breath, decreased intraocular tension, and Kussmaul breathing, when found in conjunction with sugar and acetone bodies in the urine make a clinical picture that could hardly be confused with any other condition. Other laboratory findings are a high blood sugar, a low CO2 combining power of the blood plasma, and leukocytosis. The white cell count sometimes rises above 65,0001 per cubic millimeter of blood.
This picture is usually clear cut and offers
WALKER H. THE ETIOLOGY OF ABDOMINAL PAIN IN DIABETIC ACIDOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1178–1181. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-9-1178
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(9):1178-1181.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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