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April 29, 1968

Symptomatic Hypoglycemia in Terminal Leukemia

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medicine and pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Tashima is now at the Grant Hospital, Chicago.

JAMA. 1968;204(5):399-400. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140180049017

A patient with terminal leukemia who had symptomatic hypoglycemia responded dramatically to glucose. Depletion of hepatic glycogen and in vivo glycolysis by leukocytes may be possible causes for the hypoglycemia.