Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia in small for dates babies.

  title={Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia in small for dates babies.},
  author={John Collins and James V. Leonard and Derrick Teale and Venus Marks and Denise Mary Williams and Colin R. Kennedy and Margaret A Hall},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={65 10},
Blood glucose concentrations were measured prospectively in 27 small for dates infants in the first 48 hours after birth: 10 infants became hypoglycaemic. Of these, five had inappropriately raised plasma insulin concentrations. Plasma free fatty acids were lower and carbohydrate intake higher in these five infants, further supporting the diagnosis of hyperinsulinism. The hypoglycaemia recurred in four of the five hyperinsulinaemic infants, but in none of those who were not hyperinsulinaemic… CONTINUE READING


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