Non-cirrhotic hyperammonemia in a newly diagnosed diabetic patient presenting in diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Robin George Manappallil
  • Pradeep Kumar
  • Blessy Josephine

Abstract

Hyperammonemia, a known cause of encephalopathy, is commonly seen in patients with liver disease. Non-cirrhotic hyperammonemia is an uncommon condition. Patients with uncontrolled diabetes can have elevated levels of ammonia. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life threatening complication in diabetes. This is a case of a middle-aged male who presented in encephalopathy. He was found to have diabetic ketoacidosis with hyperammonemia. Encephalopathy as a result of hyperammonemia in diabetes mellitus is a rare scenario.

Keywords: Diabetic ketoacidosis, Diabetes mellitus, Encephalopathy, Hyperammonemia.
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Manappallil, R., Kumar, P., & Josephine, B. (2019). Non-cirrhotic hyperammonemia in a newly diagnosed diabetic patient presenting in diabetic ketoacidosis. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 5(3). Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/IJCR/article/view/1517
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