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Case report
Azacitidine-induced hyperglycaemia
  1. Adam Morton
  1. Endocrinology Department, Mater Hospital, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adam Morton; adam.morton{at}


A case illustrating significant hyperglycaemia with azacitidine therapy for myelodysplastic syndrome is presented. The significance of treatment-induced hyperglycaemia with regard to increased risk of infection, and possible mechanisms of azacitidine-induced hyperglycaemia are discussed.

  • haematology (drugs and medicines)
  • diabetes
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)
  • unwanted effects/adverse reactions

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  • Contributors AM cared for the patient, researched the literature and wrote the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.