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Heparin treatment for severe hypertriglyceridemia in diabetic ketoacidosis

Randolph P Cole
Archives of Internal Medicine 2009 August 10, 169 (15): 1439-41
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In a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis complicated by severe elevation of plasma triglyceride concentrations, treatment with low-level intravenous unfractionated heparin led to prompt reduction in plasma triglyceride concentration and may have prevented the development of hypertriglyceridemia-associated acute pancreatitis. This article reviews the rationale for this treatment and surveys prior publications using heparin in this and similar settings.

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