endocrine medical emergencies

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The important conditions to be familiar with are:

  • diabetic ketoacidosis and coma
  • hyperosmolar non-ketotic diabetic coma
  • non-ketotic diabetic acidosis
  • the preparation of a diabetic for urgent surgery
  • hypopituitary coma
  • pituitary apoplexy
  • acute lactic acidosis
  • hypoglycaemic pre-coma and coma
  • Addisonian crisis
  • myxoedema coma
  • thyrotoxic crisis
  • acute hypercalcaemia
  • tetany

Last reviewed 01/2018