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Clinical Features of Nonketotic Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Coma in a Diabetic

Purpose:

To identifya diabetic with nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma.

Specialty:

Endocrinology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

E14.0

Description:

A patient with diabetes mellitus may become comatose without evidence of ketoacidosis if the serum osmolarity becomes markedly elevated. Often the patient is elderly with comorbid conditions.

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