Reversible Diabetes Mellitus Induced by Use of, and Improved After Discontinuation of, the Antiretroviral Medication Zidovudine

A Case Report

Kentaro Iwata; Wataru Ogawa


J Med Case Reports. 2017;11(157) 

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We encountered a case of new-onset diabetes in a patient with HIV infection in whom the discontinuation of zidovudine improved glycemic control. The rare occurrence of diabetes due to the use of zidovudine would not necessarily preclude the use of this medication, but one should be aware of this side effect, particularly in patients who already have or have developed diabetes while receiving zidovudine.