Mortality attributed to HHS ranges from 5% to 15%. This is mostly owing to the older patient population affected by HHS and their comorbid conditions.
Mortality in HHS is rarely caused by the metabolic complications of hyperglycemia, but rather relates to the underlying illness. The prognosis of HHS is worsened substantially at the extremes of age and in the presence of coma, hypotension, and severe comorbidities.
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