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

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

Authors

  • Ashraf T Soliman Department of Pediatrics, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Mohamed Al-Amri Department of Pediatrics, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Khaled Alleethy Department of Pediatrics, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Nada Alaaraj Department of Pediatrics, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Noor Hamed Department of Pediatrics, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Vincenzo De Sanctis Quisisana Hospital, Ferrara

Keywords:

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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07-09-2020

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CORRESPONDENCE/CASE REPORTS - SPECIAL COVID19

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Soliman AT, Al-Amri M, Alleethy K, Alaaraj N, Hamed N, De Sanctis V. Newly-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus precipitated by COVID-19 in an 8-month-old infant . Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];91(3):e2020046. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10074