JAMES J. HINES, M.D.; DONALD L. KESSLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Remission of long-standing diabetes mellitus is, to our knowledge, an oddity which has never been reported, although it is well known that many cases of acute or subacute hyperglycemia have remitted after the removal of an inciting cause. In the case presented, the diabetes mellitus which had been present for 21 years inexplicably disappeared and, at the time of this report, ten years later, has failed to return.
The patient, a white housewife, aged 38, first came to us on January 8, 1950. She was admitted to St. Joseph Hospital complaining of chills, fever, and soreness and swelling
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HINES JJ, KESSLER DL. Unexplained Remission of Long Standing Severe Diabetes Mellitus. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:314–316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-2-314
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(2):314-316.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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