Mild and severe diabetic ketoacidosis in children: a report of two cases

  • Vini Jamarin RSIA Bunda Jakarta
  • Nanis Sacharina Marzuki Bunda Women and Children Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetes mellitus


Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a severe complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) in children caused by insulin deficiency. This condition is often unidentified or diagnosed late, and treated with inadequate therapy. Diabetic ketoacidosis can lead to several complications, the most fatal being cerebral edema. We present two cases of DKA with different clinical presentation and severity. Early identification and proper management of DKA can help improve outcomes and avoid complications.


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How to Cite
Jamarin V, Marzuki N. Mild and severe diabetic ketoacidosis in children: a report of two cases. PI [Internet]. 10Aug.2022 [cited 3Oct.2023];62(4):291-. Available from:
Case Report
Received 2020-11-03
Accepted 2022-08-10
Published 2022-08-10