endocrinology
Type 1 diabetes

Infection risk and antibiotic use for DKA needs review


Infections may not play as important a role in precipitating diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) as previously suggested, according to a Queensland study. In findings that may have implications for antibiotic stewardship, clinicians at Townsville Hospital say that antibiotics may not be appropriate for three out of four DKA cases where infection is suspected. A review of 249 ...

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