oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Dramatic recovery from complete hemiplegia and decorticate rigidity caused by severe hypoglycemia

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A 65 year-old man developed severe hypoglycaemia precipitated by religious fasting and diarrhoea and manifested with coma, decorticate movement and complete left hemiplegia. Appropriate treatment of the severe hypoglycaemia caused reversal of all neurological signs. Hypoglycemia may cause profound focal neurological signs resembling catastrophic structural brain disease.

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