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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-100

Coenzyme Q10 and alpha-lipoic acid: A hirata's connection to severe hypoglycemia?

1 Department of Endocrinology, KMCH, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, KMCH, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Krishnan Swaminathan
Department of Endocrinology, KMCH, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_28_20

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We report a case of severe hypoglycemia in an elderly woman with multiple comorbidities, due to suspected autoimmune hypoglycemia from a combination of coenzyme Q10 and alpha-lipoic acid. Health-care professionals should be aware of the rare but potentially life-threatening auto-immune hypoglycemia from some of the commonly used supplements that are widely used in day-to-day diabetic clinical practice.

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