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Diabetic ketoacidosis and thyroid storm: coexistence of a double trouble
  1. Rajesh Rajput1,
  2. Deepak Jain2,
  3. Vaibhav Pathak3,
  4. Anoop Dangi3
  1. 1Department of Endocrinology & Medicine Unit 5, Pt. B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
  2. 2Pt BD Sharma Univ Hlth Sci, Rohtak, Haryana, India
  3. 3Department of Medicine, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajesh Rajput, drrajeshrajput{at}


Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and thyrotoxic crisis are both endocrine emergencies. Here, we present a case of a patient who presented with DKA and on further evaluation was found to also have a thyrotoxic crisis. The coexistence of both of these endocrine emergencies simultaneously is extremely rare and heralds grave prognosis unless identified and treated promptly.

  • diabetes
  • thyroid disease
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  • Contributors RR and VP conceived the idea of the case report. AD is credited with the collection and interpretation of data. DJ and VP helped in reporting of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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