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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-63

Association of Diabetes Mellitus And Clozapine : A Case Report

1 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St-John's Medical College, Bangalore, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, St-John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

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Amritha Bhat
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St-John's Medical College, Bangalore
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PMID: 21206820

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A case of Paranoid Schizophrania who developed Type 2 diabetes mellitus while on treatment with clozapine, is described. A brief review of literature is provided. In this case, Clozapine therapy could have caused the diabetes, or accelerated a pre-existing process.This report aims to highlight the importance of monitoring for hyperglycemia, an adverse effect of clozapine, which is being increasingly recognized in recent times.



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