Hypoglycemia associated with clonidine testing for growth hormone deficiency.

Abstract

We have observed 4 cases of hypoglycemia associated with clonidine stimulation of growth hormone secretion; only one patient had growth hormone deficiency. Significant drowsiness after administration of clonidine may prolong the period of fasting in these children and mask early signs and symptoms, leading to severe hypoglycemia.

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@article{Huang2001HypoglycemiaAW, title={Hypoglycemia associated with clonidine testing for growth hormone deficiency.}, author={C Huang and Kaberi Banerjee and Etienne B. Sochett and Kusiel Perlman and Diane K. Wherrett and Denis Daneman}, journal={The Journal of pediatrics}, year={2001}, volume={139 2}, pages={323-4} }