Hypoglycaemia in congenital adrenal hyperplasia.


Two young children with salt-losing congenital adrenal hyperplasia developed profound hypoglycaemia. In one child hypoglycaemia occurred after a prolonged fast and in the other it was precipitated by infection. This complication may be more common than the literature suggests, and emergency treatment with glucose or hydrocortisone, given by injection, should be given to any child with the disorder who suddenly or unexpectedly collapses.


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@article{Mackinnon1977HypoglycaemiaIC, title={Hypoglycaemia in congenital adrenal hyperplasia.}, author={Jack Mackinnon and David Bruce Grant}, journal={Archives of disease in childhood}, year={1977}, volume={52 7}, pages={591-3} }