Newly-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus precipitated by COVID-19 in an 8-month-old infant

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Ashraf T Soliman
Mohamed Al-Amri
Khaled Alleethy
Nada Alaaraj
Noor Hamed
Vincenzo De Sanctis

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Diabetic ketoacidosis, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, atypical symptoms, ACE 2

Abstract

Summary. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is rare in infants and toddlers and is usually associated with a relatively high mortality when complicated with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). In infants, the classical symptoms of DKA are atypical and therefore many infants with DKA are mistreated for infections. We report a case of DKA precipitated by COVID-19 in an 8-month-old infant with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus. This case is reported in view of its rarity and originality. The relation between T1DM and COVID19 infection is discussed.

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