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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 388-391

Management Difficulties in the Coexistence of Covid-19 Infection and Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Case Report; Two Children with Newly Diagnosed Diabetes)

1 Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Gaziantep Children's Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
2 Division of Pediatric Infection Diasese, Gaziantep Children's Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Fatma Özgüç Comlek
Clinics of Paediatric Endocrinology, Gaziantep Children's Hospital, Gaziantep
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DOI: 10.4103/aam.aam_250_21

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Two 8-year-old girls were admitted to the emergency department with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) approximately 10 days apart. The patients with resistant severe acidosis and high infection parameters were diagnosed with COVID-19 by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test. Accompanying pneumonia was observed in one of the patients. Here, we aimed to discuss the difficulties in the management of patients with a new diagnosis of DKA with COVID-19 infection. In addition, we wanted to emphasize that COVID-19 infection may be effective in the development of diabetes in patients with a genetic predisposition.

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