MlLFORD FULOP, M.D.; HENRY D. HOBERMAN, PH.D., M.D.
To the editor: The data in the article "Hyperchloremic Acidosis during the Recovery Phase of Diabetic Ketosis" by Oh and colleagues in the December 1978 issue (1) fit well with our findings in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (2) (Table 1). There are, however, differences in the pretreatment findings in both Oh's and our patients with diabetic ketoacidosis on the one hand, and those in our patients with alcoholic ketosis on the other (3) (Table 1). For the comparisons, we have omitted three of our original 21 patients with alcoholic ketosis (3) whose various blood specimens were not obtained simultaneously. Because
FULOP M, HOBERMAN HD. Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Alcoholic Ketosis. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:796–797. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-5-796_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(5):796-797.
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