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Indian J Psychiatry. 2003 Jan;45(1):62-3.

Association of diabetes mellitus and clozapine : a case report.

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AMRITHA BHAT.S., M.B.B.S., Post graduate, Department of Psychiatry, St-John's Medical College, Bangalore.

Abstract

A case of Paranoid Schizophrania who developed Type 2 diabetes mellitus while on treatment with clozapine, is described. A brief review of literature is provided. In this case, Clozapine therapy could have caused the diabetes, or accelerated a pre-existing process.This report aims to highlight the importance of monitoring for hyperglycemia, an adverse effect of clozapine, which is being increasingly recognized in recent times.

KEYWORDS:

Clozapine; diabetes mellitus; schizophrenia

PMID:
21206820
PMCID:
PMC2951547

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