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Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Sep;26(7):839.e3-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2008.01.037.

Noncardiogenic acute pulmonary edema due to severe hypoglycemia--an old but ignored cause.

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University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Department of Cardiology, University and Emergency Hospitals of Bucharest, 050098 Bucharest, Romania.

Abstract

We present a rare case of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema (NCPE) associated with sudden coma due to severe hypoglycemia. We suggest that in every case of NCPE associated with coma, a rapid determination of glycemia should be provided because delays in diagnosis can lead to adverse outcome.

PMID:
18774061
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2008.01.037
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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