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5. What is the cause of the nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain that are seen frequently at presentation of diabetic ketoacidosis, especially in children?
The increase in circulating prostaglandins—one of the metabolic derangements associated with DKA—is felt to be the cause of the nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain (J Emerg Med, 39; 4: 449-453).