Severe Hypertriglyceridemia With New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes in Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Baninder Kaur Baidwan, Elizabeth T. Walsh, Joseph A. Skelton, Cathrine Constantacos, Janel D. Hunter, David F. Crudo


Hypertriglyceridemia is a complication in the presentation of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) but has been reported in the pediatric population infrequently. We report a 13-year-old female with new onset type 1 diabetes in DKA, who developed extreme hypertriglyceridemia. Our patients case is unique as her triglyceride levels were markedly higher than those in other reports and required a longer duration of time to resolve. We review the literature on the concomitant presentation of DKA and hypertriglyceridemia, as well as its pathophysiology and treatment.

J Med Cases. 2020;11(12):426-428


Hypertriglyceridemia; Type 1 diabetes; Ketoacidosis

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