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Acetone Breath

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  • Acetone breath manifests as a fruity smell, similar to nail polish remover; this is a reliable indicator of plasma ketosis.
    • Causes of Ketosis

    • Diabetic ketoacidosis
    • Alcoholic ketoacidosis
    • Starvation-induced ketosis
    • Ketogenic diet - high fat, high protein, low carbohydrate
    • Toxicity - isopronanol, acetone, propylene glycol, aspirin, isoniazid
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