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Inadvertent sulfonylurea overdosage and hypoglycemia in an elderly woman: failure of serum hypoglycemia screening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12828829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of an 82 year-old woman who had two episodes of documented hypoglycemia. Initial laboratory testing revealed hyperinsulinemia and a negative serum sulfonylurea screen. While these data suggested the presence of an insulinoma, further evaluation of the case revealed inadvertent ingestion of glimepiride, a sulfonylurea not included in the standard serum sulfonylurea screen.
Karen E Earle; Robert J Rushakoff; Ira D Goldfine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diabetes technology & therapeutics     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1520-9156     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabetes Technol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-27     Completed Date:  2003-08-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889084     Medline TA:  Diabetes Technol Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-1616, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Glucose / drug effects,  metabolism
C-Peptide / blood
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood,  drug therapy*
Hypoglycemia / chemically induced*
Hypoglycemic Agents / adverse effects*
Insulin / blood
Sulfonylurea Compounds / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/C-Peptide; 0/Hypoglycemic Agents; 0/Sulfonylurea Compounds; 11061-68-0/Insulin; 93479-97-1/glimepiride
Comment On:
Diabetes Technol Ther. 2003;5(3):453-4   [PMID:  12828830 ]

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