How are serum glucose levels used in the diagnosis of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Serum glucose levels may become elevated from stress, the use of beta-agonist agents, such as epinephrine, and the use of corticosteroids. Because of poor stores, however, hypoglycemia may develop in younger children in response to stress.


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