Unusual cause for spontaneous hypoglycemia: Hirata’s Disease in Iraqi patient
محمود شاكر خضير
Authors : Mahmood Shakir Khudhair, Gelal Abidali Altaee and Khalid Abdulhussain Sabry
Hirata’s Disease, is a rare condition characterized by episodes of spontaneous hypoglycemia associated with hyperinsulinemia with positive insulin autoantibodies. Hypoglycemia is common in patients with diabetes mellitus especially those who are taking insulin therapy or insulin secretogogues oral medications but spontaneous hypoglycemia is rare and there is no clear figures about those patients in Iraq. Hirata syndrome is very rare but important cause of spontaneous hypoglycemia that should not be ignored. Up to our knowledge this is the first documented case in Iraq.

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