Case 5-1981: A 56-Year-Old Man with Weight Loss, Leukocytosis, and Hypoglycemia

L. Landsberg, A. K. Raymond

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Presentation of Case A 56-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of hypoglycemia. There was a long history of alcohol abuse, with delirium tremens and hepatic disease. Eight years before admission a left pleural effusion developed, and a diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis was established. Chemotherapy was administered for two years, with questionable compliance. Four months before entry an x-ray film of the chest showed a nodule, 4 cm in diameter, in the right lung. An upper gastrointestinal study, an ultrasound study of the pancreas, and a liver-spleen scan were negative. The patient continued to imbibe large volumes of alcoholic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-290
Number of pages9
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 29 1981

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  • General Medicine


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