ketonaemia


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ke·to·ne·mi·a

(kē'tō-nē'mē-ă)
The presence of recognizable concentrations of ketone bodies in the plasma.
Synonym(s): ketonaemia.
[ketone + G. haima, blood]
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ketonaemia

KETONES in the blood. Low levels are normal.
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We would consider an effect of MCT on time to NK to be likely due to the demonstrable effect on ketogenesis and ketonaemia resulting from MCT ingestion [29-31].
In instances of TNDM, infants develop diabetes in the first few weeks of life however, they go into remission a few months later, with a possibility of relapsing into a permanent diabetic state usually around their adolescence or adulthood.3 Its most common clinical presentation includes dehydration, hyperglycaemia, sometimes accompanied by mild ketonaemia or ketonuria.4
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening paediatric metabolic emergency that is characterized by hyperglycaemia ( greater than 200 mg/dl or 11.1 mmol/l), metabolic acidosis (venous pH less than 7.3 and/or serum bicarbonate less than 15 mEq/l) with associated glycosuria, ketonuria, and ketonaemia.1 The mortality rate for DKA in children in the developed countries has declined to 0.15% - 0.31%.2,3 However, in places with less developed medical facilities, the risk of death from DKA is greater, and children may die before receiving appropriate treatment.