Korean J Anesthesiol.  1989 Oct;22(5):772-776. 10.4097/kjae.1989.22.5.772.

A Case Report of Hypoglycemic Shock Immediately after Induction of General Anesthesia

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic systemic disease due to a relative or absolute lack of insulin. Hypoglycemia is the clinical occurence most feared when dealing with diabetic patients. The actual level below which blood glucose concentrations are insufficient level at which symptomatic hypoglyeemia occurs is variable. We experienced a case of hypoglycemic shock immediately after induction of general anesthesia on a patient with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. This is the case report and a review of the literature on diabetes mellitus.

Keyword

Diabetes mellitus; Hypoglycemia

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia, General*
Blood Glucose
Diabetes Mellitus
Humans
Hypertension
Hypoglycemia
Insulin
Shock*
Blood Glucose
Insulin
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