Metabolic acidosis in a lactating woman induced by a deliberate ketogenic diet.
ABSTRACT: This article describes a rare case of lactation ketoacidosis in a patient who started a ketogenic diet while nursing an infant and toddler. The patient presented to the ED with a history of nausea, vomiting, and postural dizziness, and was found to have a significant metabolic acidosis and elevated lipase level. The metabolic changes induced in this patient could occur in anyone with high metabolic demands who also is on a strict ketogenic diet. The case highlights the importance of a dietary history in patients with unexplained metabolic derangements.
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Hong, M. J., Schwartz, L. E., Ward, H. H., Morgan, J. C., & Jacoby, J. L. (2021). Metabolic acidosis in a lactating woman induced by a deliberate ketogenic diet. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 34(12), 31–33. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000800304.52410.9c
Emergency Medicine | Human and Clinical Nutrition | Maternal and Child Health
Department of Emergency Medicine