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Acetone Breath

August 18th, 2017


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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