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Case Report  |   October 1996
Partial central diabetes insipidus complicating nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma
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Case Report   |   October 1996
Partial central diabetes insipidus complicating nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 1996, Vol. 96, 603. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.10.603
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 1996, Vol. 96, 603. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.10.603
Abstract

Nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma is an uncommon, but significant, complication of type II diabetes mellitus with a high overall mortality rate. Treatment of this entity is controversial but mandates aggressive fluid resuscitation and strict control of serum glucose levels. In the patient described, nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma complicated by diabetes insipidus was successfully treated with desmopressin acetate. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar coma associated with partial central diabetes insipidus.