Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Causing Normal pH Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Type 1 Diabetes
Singh Sk*, Shweta Bhandari, Vivek H Patel, Mannmath Nath, Saket kant, Naresh bansal, and Agrawal NK
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Singh SK
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Institute of Medical Sciences
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 22105, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 24, 2017; Accepted date: March 21, 2017; Published date: March 25, 2017
Citation: Singh SK, Bhandari S, Patel VH, Nath M, kant S, et al. (2017) Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Causing Normal pH Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Case Rep 2:120. doi: 10.4172/2572-5629.1000120
Copyright: © 2017 Singh Sk, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Diabetic ketoacidosis may be presenting feature of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Occasionally normal pH DKA is seen with significant electrolyte loss following vomiting. A case of 20-year-old boy presenting with osmotic symptoms and recurrent vomiting for 1 month with postprandial upper abdominal pain is reported here. Investigation suggested Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome as underlying cause of vomiting in this case. This case report merits publication to highlight rare occurrence of one of the related causes of persistent vomiting complicating DKA in Type 1DM.