GEORGE T. TULLY, M.D.; JOSEPH J. LOWENTHAL, M.D.
Seven cases of diabetic coma associated with acute pancreatitis have been observed at the Duval Medical Center during the last year. As the body of knowledge about this disease state has grown, we feel that there are certain specific characteristics by which it can be recognized.
Root1 in 1937 described four cases. Schumaker2 analyzed the literature and reported 25 cases in which diabetic coma occurred during an acute stage of pancreatic inflammation. Other reports list 29 additional cases.3, 4, 5, 20-26
There are numerous references to diabetic states following pancreatic necrosis.6, 7, 8, 9 We hope to demonstrate that
GEORGE T. TULLY, JOSEPH J. LOWENTHAL. THE DIABETIC COMA OF ACUTE PANCREATITIS(THE DIABETIC COMA OF ACUTE PANCREATITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:310–319. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-310
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):310-319.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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