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Euglycemic Ketoacidosis Induced by Low Carbohydrate Diet in a Non-diabetic Patient: A Case Report

Author(s): Li-Yun Chang, Lee-Moay Lim, Yi-Wen Chiu

Low-carbohydrate diets are believed to work in reducing body weight. However, prolonged lacking of glucose intake can force body into keto-genesis, causing high anion gap metabolic acidosis. It is a rare condition in non-diabetic patients but we should keep high awareness on high risk populations especially chronic kidney patient since uremic status will complicate the detection of low carbohydrate diet associated ketoacidosis.

 

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