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February 11, 1983

Artifactual Hypoglycemia Associated With Polycythemia Vera

Author Affiliations

From the Neuroendocrine Research Laboratory, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center (Drs Billington and Morley and Ms Choquette); the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Drs Billington and Morley); the Sections of Endocrinology and Hematology, Wadsworth VA Medical Center, Los Angeles (Drs Casciato and Morley); and the Department of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles (Dr Casciato).

JAMA. 1983;249(6):774-775. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330300058035

Artifactual hypoglycemia in patients with leukemia is well recognized. We report herein that patients with polycythemia vera and erythrocytosis demonstrate a similar spurious hypoglycemia caused by accelerated in vitro metabolism of glucose.

(JAMA 1983;249:774-775)