Role of beta-hydroxybutyric acid in diabetic ketoacidosis
Stojanovic, VladimirIhle, Sherri
Canadian Veterinary Journal / Revue Veterinaire Canadienne
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a complication of diabetes mellitus, is a severe metabolic disease that often requires intensive treatment. Diagnosis of ketosis associated with DKA can be difficult due to variability in the metabolic state of DKA patients. Recognition of the clinical signs and definitive diagnosis are essential for proper treatment. This article reviews the formation of ketoacids during DKA and the role of beta-hydroxybutyric acid in the diagnosis and monitoring of DKA.