Hypoglykaemia factitia--Münchhausen-syndroma diabetes mellitusban.

Translated title of the contribution: Factitious hypoglycemia--Munchausen syndrome in diabetes mellitus

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The medical history of a 43-year-old non-insulin-dependent diabetic patient is presented. The exact diagnosis of the cause of repetitive and severe hypoglycaemic episodes proved to be difficult. Finally, high serum insulin and low C-peptide values were found in peripheral venous blood during hypoglycaemia resulting in an elevated (> 1.0) molar ratio of insulin to C-peptide. The laboratory findings were assessed as consequences of surreptitious insulin administration. Factitious hypoglycaemia could be considered as a clinical manifestation of Munchhausen syndrome. Confronting the patient with evidences of surreptitious insulin injections, hypoglycaemic episodes abruptly discontinued to occur.

Translated title of the contributionFactitious hypoglycemia--Munchausen syndrome in diabetes mellitus
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

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