- Gregg D Stoner
Am Fam Physician 2017 Dec;96(11):729-736
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL, USA.
Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a life-threatening emergency manifested by marked elevation of blood glucose and hyperosmolarity with little or no ketosis. Although there are multiple precipitating causes, underlying infections are the most common. Other causes include certain medications, nonadherence to therapy, undiagnosed diabetes mellitus, substance abuse, and coexisting disease. Read More