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Medicina dello Sport 2011 December;64(4):485-90

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Hypoglicemic coma in bodybuilder: case report

Sinno C.

Associazione Medico Sportiva Matera, First Aid, Madonna delle Grazie Hospital, Matera, Italy


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We describe a clinical case of hypoglycaemic coma due to insulin in a young bodybuilder. We first analyze the reasons why insulin has been used to improve sport performance; afterwards, we address the attention on suspecting, from the very initial assessment phase, drug poisoning in young individuals in a coma, especially in the presence of unclear clinical scene.

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