Korean Diabetes Journal 2005;29(6):571-573.
Published online November 1, 2005.
A Case of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome Induced by Steroid Treatment for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
Soo Yeon Park, Se Yune Kim, Dong IL Kim, Hye Suk Kim, Sae Jeong Yang, Ju Ri Park, Dong Jin Kim, Hye Jin Yoo, Soon Beom Kwon, Sei Hyun Baik
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Steroid induced diabetes mellitus, a complication due to corticosteroids, is commonly regarded as a form of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, which requires relative insulin deficiency and concomitant elevation of counterregulatory hormones, such as glucagon, catecholamine, cortisol, and growth hormone, is acute a complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Here we report a case of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome induced by short-term steroid treatment in idiopathic thromobocytopenic purpura.
Key Words: hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, steroid, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
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