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Hypoglycaemic hemiplegia: a repeat SPECT study.
  1. S Shintani,
  2. S Tsuruoka,
  3. T Shiigai
  1. Department of Neurology, Toride Kyodo General Hospital, Ibaraki, Japan.

    Abstract

    During a hypoglycaemic right hemiplegia induced by a deliberate overdose of oral hypoglycaemics, brain CT and angiography revealed no abnormalities. SPECTs made one day and six days later showed relative hypoperfusion in the left hemisphere. Repeat SPECT study suggested that the left hemisphere was more vulnerable than the right in the cerebral blood perfusion. This vulnerability might provoke the right hemiplegia in a critical condition, such as severe hypoglycaemia.

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