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Metabolic causes

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The metabolic causes of coma include:

  • hypoglycaemia: have features of tachycardia, sweats and fits
  • hyperglycaemia: less often comatosed and have features of dehydration and air hunger
  • ketoacidosis
  • renal failure: uraemia
  • hepatic failure
  • hypernatraemia
  • hypoadrenalism
  • hypothyroidism

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