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Follow-up therapy for diabetic ketoacidosis.
Investigate the differential diagnosis of any patient arriving at the emergency room with hypoglycemia, acidosis, suspected alcohol ingestion, or an unexplained increase in the anion gap.
In pediatric patients, the presence or absence of ketonemia/uria is an essential component in the differential diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism.
Serum beta-hydroxybutyrate is a key parameter monitored during controlled 24-hour fasts.

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