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159 Possible Causes for Drug-induced Hypoglycemia

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    A 42-year-old man with a history of Billroth II-gastrectomy, chronic alcoholism, and malnutrition developed acute tetraparesis, two days before admission. He presented with bilateral, proximal upper and lower limb weakness, limb girdle wasting, bilaterally reduced Achilles tendon reflexes, and bilateral stocking-type[…][]

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia

    We report a case of a factitious disorder presenting with recurrent episodes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). A 26-year-old woman presented with recurrent episodes of SVT. Medical history included SVT, asthma, anxiety, depression, type 2 diabetes, and migraine headaches. The patient had frequent emergency[…][]

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Alcoholic liver disease is damage to the liver and its function due to alcohol abuse. See also: Ascites Cirrhosis Alcoholism Bleeding varices Hepatic encelphalopathy Alcoholic liver disease usually occurs after years of excessive drinking. The longer the alcohol use and the more alcohol that was consumed, the greater[…][]

  • Addison's Disease

    Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) have an increased risk of other autoimmune disorders. The combination of Addison's disease with T1DM and/or autoimmune thyroid disease is known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy type 2 (APS-2). 21-hydroxylase autoantibody (21OHAb) is considered as a valuable marker for[…][]

  • Ethanol

    A case of fatal poisoning by ingesting formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol by a 25-year-old woman who committed suicide is presented. Prior to autopsy, postmortem computed tomography and postmortem magnetic resonance tomography were performed and revealed severe damage to the stomach, the left thoracic[…][]

  • Cannabis Abuse

    Eur Addict Res. 2018;24(1):37-42. doi: 10.1159/000487480. Epub 2018 Mar 1. Author information 1 Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (INSEE), Paris, France. 2 CESP, Faculté de Médecine, Université Paris Sud, Faculté de Médecine UVSQ, INSERM, Université Paris-Saclay, Villejuif, France. 3 AP-HP,[…][]

  • Nocturnal Hypoglycemia

    PURPOSE: A trade-off exists in most diabetes therapies between the benefits of good glycemic control and the morbidity of hypoglycemia. Balancing these factors to achieve desired outcomes is a key consideration for personalized diabetes therapy. Hypoglycemia at night (nocturnal hypoglycemia [NH]) is a common but[…][]

  • Toxic Hepatitis

    OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence of toxic hepatitis associated with the use of ritodrine in pregnancy. DESIGN: A prospective study. SETTING: A large teaching hospital in Barcelona, Spain. PATIENTS: One hundred and twenty-three consecutive pregnant women, 101 singleton and 22 multiple pregnancies, receiving[…][]

  • Panhypopituitarism

    We describe a newborn male with a constitutional deletion of proximal chromosome 20p involving band p11.2. The phenotype included panhypopituitarism, craniofacial dysmorphism, a small phallus with a semi bifid scrotum, and bilateral widely separated first and second toes. The deletion was inherited from his mother, a[…][]

  • Insulin Overdose

    Other causes of life-threatening hypoglycemia include sepsis and alcohol-induced hypoglycemia.[] The differential diagnosis of hypoglycemia with extremely elevated insulin and C-peptide levels include insulinoma and poisoning with drugs such as sulfonylureas that stimulate[]

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