Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA): Management
" NIKAH "
- Normal saline infusion (0.9%)
- K (potassium replacement)
- Antibiotics (in case of infections)
- H (bicarbonate infusion in severe acidosis)
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|Normal saline infusion is done to overcome extracellular fluid deficit. If plasma Na+ is more than 155 mmol/L, 0.45% NS can be given instead of 0.9% NS.|
|Intracellular fluid deficit is corrected with 5% or 10% dextrose.|