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Acta Diabetologica

, Volume 55, Issue 8, pp 873–875 | Cite as

Permanent brain damage following parasuicide with severe insulin-induced hypoglycaemia

  • Andreas Holstein
  • Markus Zimmer
  • Mathias Rohde
  • Brian M. Frier
Case Report
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Keywords

Diabetes Hypoglycaemia Brain damage Cerebral imaging Parasuicide 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Human and animal rights

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008.

Informed consent

As the patient deemed unfit, the husband gave his signed consent for the material presented in the publication.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.First Department of MedicineLippe-Detmold HospitalDetmoldGermany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyLippe-Detmold HospitalDetmoldGermany
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyLippe-Detmold HospitalDetmoldGermany
  4. 4.The Queen’s Medical Research InstituteUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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