SHUH-MIN WU, M.D.; JACK W. WOLF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: We have read "Pheniformin-Associated Pancreatitis" by Drs. Chase and Mogan in the September issue (Ann Intern Med 87:314-315, 1977). We wish to add a case to the five cases reported previously.
A 75-year-old black man was first admitted to the hospital by another physician because of acute myocardial infarction. He was found to have elevated blood sugar levels and was initially treated on a "sliding scale" with regular insulin. Later he was treated with DBITD⌖, 50 mg three times daily. His diabetes became well controlled. His blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level was 53 mg/dl. His 3-week course
WU S, WOLF JW. Pheniformin and Pancreatitis. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-1-128_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(1):128.
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