Severe metabolic acidosis as a consequence of acute starvation in pregnancy

Nikolaos Burbos, Alice Shiner, Edward Morris

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Ketoacidosis is most often due to uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Similar metabolic changes can occur with poor dietary intake of carbohydrates or prolonged fasting. Metabolic acidosis due to prolonged fasting is rarely described in the literature. We report a case of severe metabolic acidosis as a result of prolonged fasting in pregnancy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-400
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number3
Early online date1 Jul 2008
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


  • Pregnancy
  • Starvation
  • Ketoacidosis

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