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Hypoglycaemic coma associated with gastric carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3774709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastric carcinoma may rarely be the cause of tumour-associated hypoglycaemia. We report the case of an elderly woman who presented in hypoglycaemic coma, and who was found subsequently to have an adenocarcinoma of the stomach. Hypoglycaemia persisted despite prednisolone, diazoxide, and a high concentration dextrose infusion. The few published cases are reviewed in which an association was established between gastric carcinoma and hypoglycaemia, and the possible aetiology of the hypoglycaemia is discussed.
I C Macdougall; S Fleming; B M Frier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-08     Completed Date:  1986-12-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  761-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / complications*
Coma / etiology*
Hypoglycemia / drug therapy,  etiology*
Stomach Neoplasms / complications*

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