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Drug-induced hypoglycemic coma in 102 diabetic patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Internal Medicine
0003-9926
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
159
Issue
3
Pages
281–284
Identifiers
PMID: 9989540
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Hypoglycemic coma is a serious and not an uncommon problem among elderly patients with diabetes mellitus and treated with insulin and/or oral hypoglycemic drugs. Risk factors contribute substantially to the morbidity and mortality of patients with drug-induced hypoglycemic coma. Enhanced therapeutic monitoring may be warranted when hypoglycemic drugs are administered to an elderly patient with the above predisposing factors and potentiating drugs for hypoglycemia.

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