Specific Considerations with Endocrine Disease - Hypoglycemia

Specific Considerations with Endocrine Disease - Hypoglycemia is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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Etiologies

Common causes include excessive doses of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents. Uncommon causes of hypoglycemia include pancreatic adenoma (insulinoma) or carcinoma, cirrhosis, hypopituitarism, adrenal insufficiency, hepatoma, sarcoma, ethanol ingestion, and renal failure (reduced insulin clearance).

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Etiologies

Common causes include excessive doses of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents. Uncommon causes of hypoglycemia include pancreatic adenoma (insulinoma) or carcinoma, cirrhosis, hypopituitarism, adrenal insufficiency, hepatoma, sarcoma, ethanol ingestion, and renal failure (reduced insulin clearance).

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