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October 20, 2000

Hyperglycemia and DKA

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Question from USA:

Why is a person with diabetic ketoacidosis more susceptible to fungal infections?

Answer:

From: DTeam Staff

I’m not sure it is the diabetic ketoacidosis as much as the very high glucoses that usually accompany the DKA. Likewise, when ill and dehydrated and shocky, as frequently accompanies DKA, you are more susceptible.

LD