Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis as First Presentation in Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adult

Stella Pak, David Cha, Omeed Jazayeri-Moghaddas, Dexter Nye, Jillian Costello, John-Phillip Markovic, Jim Kim

Abstract


This case describes delayed diagnosis of acute necrotizing pancreatitis in the setting of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) as the first presentation of late onset autoimmune diabetes of adulthood (LADA). Possible presentation of DKA with LADA and acute pancreatitis (AP) are explored in this paper, with an emphasis on early diagnosis of pancreatitis for appropriate management. This case is a critical reminder that although DKA can non-specifically elevate pancreatic enzymes, LADA and AP can present concurrently, and pancreatic pathology should still be considered in the differential.




J Med Cases. 2017;8(11):356-358
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2881w


Keywords


Diabetic ketoacidosis; Acute pancreatitis; Latent autoimmune diabetes in adult

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