Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2021

Abstract

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.

Volume

34

Issue

12

First Page

31

Last Page

33

ISSN

1547-1896

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Human and Clinical Nutrition | Maternal and Child Health

PubMedID

34813533

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine

Document Type

Article

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