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Non-traumatic compression fracture of the thoracic spine following severe hypoglycaemia in a young type 1 diabetic man — a case raport

Ewa Waliłko, Lilianna Majkowska
Diabetologia Kliniczna 2012;1(2):66-70.

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Vol 1, No 2 (2012)
Review articles (submitted)
Published online: 2012-06-01

Abstract

Severe hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetic patients maybe associated with a loss of consciousness andgeneralized convulsions similar to epilepitic seizure.Mucosceletal injuries during hypoglycaemic fits arevery seldom reported. We describe a 30 year old manwith a history type 1 diabetes for 19 years with severehypoglycaemic attack during sleep and a subsequentpain of lower back. X-ray pictures showeda compression fracture of the bodies of T11 and T12.Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) at thelumbar spine revealed osteoporosis, which was notrelated to other metabolic diseases. Diabetes-relatedskeletal deficits (osteopenia and osteoporosis) inyoung type 1 diabetic patients are described ina medical literature, concern males more than females,and may contribute to increased risk of non--traumatic compression fractures of the dorsal spine during severe hypoglycaemic attacks.

Abstract

Severe hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetic patients maybe associated with a loss of consciousness andgeneralized convulsions similar to epilepitic seizure.Mucosceletal injuries during hypoglycaemic fits arevery seldom reported. We describe a 30 year old manwith a history type 1 diabetes for 19 years with severehypoglycaemic attack during sleep and a subsequentpain of lower back. X-ray pictures showeda compression fracture of the bodies of T11 and T12.Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) at thelumbar spine revealed osteoporosis, which was notrelated to other metabolic diseases. Diabetes-relatedskeletal deficits (osteopenia and osteoporosis) inyoung type 1 diabetic patients are described ina medical literature, concern males more than females,and may contribute to increased risk of non--traumatic compression fractures of the dorsal spine during severe hypoglycaemic attacks.
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Keywords

hypoglycaemia, type 1 diabetes, fracture of the thoracic spine, osteopenia, osteoporosis

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Title

Non-traumatic compression fracture of the thoracic spine following severe hypoglycaemia in a young type 1 diabetic man — a case raport

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 1, No 2 (2012)

Pages

66-70

Published online

2012-06-01

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Kliniczna 2012;1(2):66-70.

Keywords

hypoglycaemia
type 1 diabetes
fracture of the thoracic spine
osteopenia
osteoporosis

Authors

Ewa Waliłko
Lilianna Majkowska

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