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Hypoglycemic hemiplegia may lead to a mistaken diagnosis of stroke, although the symptoms resolve with correction of the hypoglycemia. We report a 27-year-old white man with insulin-dependent diabetes who developed right hemispheric infarcts and left hemiplegia associated with hypoglycemic coma. This report discusses the possible role of hypoglycemia in causing the stroke.
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Accepted: October 28, 1997
Received: May 9, 1997
© 1998 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc.