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From Saltillo, Coahuila, México:

I want to know if there is possible the diagnosis of nesidioblastosis in adult female with hypoglycemia. Growth hormone, cortisol and insulin blood levels are normal. The determination of C-peptide is in process.


Nesidioblastosis is a disorder of infancy although it has been reported as an extreme rarity in adults. Hyperinsulinism at that age is usually due to a benign adenoma [insulin-secreting tumor of the pancreas; also called an insulinoma]. In any case both these conditions, assuming no laboratory error, are excluded by the normal serum insulin levels.


Original posting 8 Apr 2000
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