• Vol. 46 No. 6, 252–253
  • 15 June 2017

Pancreatic Panniculitis Sans Pancreatitis in a Patient with Diabetic Ketoacidosis


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A 23-year-old Malay woman with no past medical illness was admitted for a 4-day history of epigastric pain, vomiting and drowsiness. Investigations showed a high anion-gap metabolic acidosis with elevated serum ketones and hyperglycaemia, consistent with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies were positive, consistent with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

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