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

Hussain, Khalid; Blankenstein, Oliver; De Lonlay, Pascale; Christesen, Henrik T.
July 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2007, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p568
Academic Journal
The article provides information about the hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia and the importance of maintenance of blood glucose to prevent brain damage and mental retardation. The hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) is a major cause of perrenial and persistent hypoglycaemia during infancy and childhood. The prompt management of the disease should be given to prevent further damage and congenital hyperinsulinism. HH is usually observed in newborns with intrauterine growth retardation.


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