Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

The big winner is Rich Lassiter of Tucson, Arizona!

THe classic history in AKA is that of an ETOH binge with minimal other caloric intake (no glucose). By the time the AKA is in full force, the ETOH level has long since dropped off. This guy admitted to being an alcoholic. His last drink prior to the vodka & coke party binge the night before had been 2 weeks prior.

If I had more time I’d elaborate on the pathophysilogy of AKA, maybe I’ll get to that later today.

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