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Intravascular haemolysis complicating treated non-ketotic hyperglycaemic diabetic coma
  1. S. W. Blackwell,
  2. C. J. Burns-Cox

    Abstract

    A patient with non-ketotic hyperglycaemic diabetic coma is reported with the complications of cerebral oedema, oliguric renal failure, transient cataracts, possible acute pancreatitis and intravascular haemolysis. The last association has not been reported before, and it may have been due to rapid infusion of hypotonic saline producing haemolysis locally at the infusion site.

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