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Diabetic Hyperglycemic Coma Underlying Cause

Nonketotic hyperglycemic coma is usually caused by an underlying illness in someone with type 2 diabetes.

Causes nonketotic hyperglycemic coma include:

Last Updated: Feb 8, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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