Reversible decerebrate posturing after profound and prolonged hypoglycemia
Malcolm M. Kirk, MDAddress reprint requests to M.M.K., Department of Medicine, The University Hospitals of Cleveland, 2074 Abington Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5000.
Byron J. Hoogwerf, MD
James K. Stoller, MD
Decerebrate rigidity is one of several reversible neurological abnormalities which have been observed in the setting of metabolic coma. We present the case of a patient who recovered fully from prolonged decerebrate rigidity associated with hypoglycemic coma. This case emphasizes the possibility of recovery from severe, prolonged hypoglycemia.