M. CARNEIRO DEMOURA, M.D.; J. PINTO CORREIA, M.D.; F. MADEIRA, M.D.
Brown and Harvey (1) in 1941 were the first to report hypoglycemia in chronic alcoholics that was precipitated by the ingestion of alcoholic beverages. Although the hypoglycemia was initially attributed to ingredients other than ethanol, it was subsequently shown that ethanol per se can produce hypoglycemia (2, 3). Since then other authors have confirmed the existence of alcohol hypoglycemia, and data have been presented recently that help to elucidate the pathways of its production (3-5). During the past 4 years we have been able to study three additional cases of clinical alcohol hypoglycemia with documented episodes of hypoglycemia and minimal
DEMOURA MC, CORREIA JP, MADEIRA F. Clinical Alcohol Hypoglycemia. Ann Intern Med. ;66:893–905. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-893
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