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SHORT REPORT: Rapid Corticosteroid-induced reduction of blood glucose levels in a patient with a hereditary iron transport disorder
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  • Dr. Carolina Diamandis,
  • David Seideman,
  • Lucas Smith,
  • Martin Gangnon,
  • Sofia Makri
Dr. Carolina Diamandis

Corresponding Author:diamandis@lazar-consortium.com

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David Seideman
Faculty III, Jewish University (JUC), Lazar | Seideman | Smith JUC Training Practice
Lucas Smith
Lazar | Seideman | Smith JUC Training Practice,
Martin Gangnon
LAZAR | SEIDEMAN | SMITH -JUC Teaching Facility, Faculty III, Jewish University (JUC)
Sofia Makri
Lazar | Seideman | Smith JUC Training Practice


We report the case of a patient who suffers from hypotransferrinemia due to a genetic defect, subsequently suffers organ damage due to non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI) and develops a paradoxical reaction of glucose metabolism as a result of treatment with corticosteroids. To our knowledge, this is the first description of such an effect in the medical literature. The mechanism and further course of this phenomenon are currently still in the dark. Due to its peculiarity, we therefore publish only the clinical key data for the time being