publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia: biochemical basis and the importance of maintaining normoglycaemia during management

Henrik Thybo Christesen; Oliver Blankenstein; Khalid Hussain; Pascale de Lonlay;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2007 Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood, volume 92, pages 568-570 (issn: 0003-9888, eissn: 1468-2044, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
In patients with suspected hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia, blood glucose concentrations should be maintained within the normal range during routine management Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) is a major cause of recurrent and persistent hypoglycaemia in infancy and childhood.1 Rapid diagnosis, avoidance of recurrent and repeated episodes of hypoglycaemia and prompt management of the hypoglycaemia are vital in preventing brain damage and mental retardation.2 Unfortunately, a large proportion of children with HH still develop brain damage as a consequence of delayed diagnosis and subsequent management. HH can be either congenital or secondary to certain risk ...
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free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Blood Glucose, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Insulin, Perspectives, Diazoxide, medicine.drug, medicine, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, Neonatal hypoglycemia, medicine.disease, Congenital hyperinsulinism, Perinatal asphyxia, Hyperinsulinism, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes mellitus, Internal medicine, Small for gestational age, business.industry, business
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