Research Article| Volume 7, ISSUE 2, P154-156, March 1998

Hypoglycemic coma associated with brain infarcts

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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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