oa South African Medical Journal - Spontaneous hypoglycaemia

Volume 19, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Three cases of spontaneous hypoglycaemia variously treated before as gastritis, psycho-neurosis and hypertensive encephalopathy. Characterised by-(a) low blood-sugar (below 70 mgm. Per 100 c.c.), and most marked five and six hours after a sugar tolerance test; (b) dramatic relief of symptoms by the administration of intravenous dextrose or easily absorbable carbohydrates.

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