Neonatal hypoglycaemia: clinical and legal aspects.

  title={Neonatal hypoglycaemia: clinical and legal aspects.},
  author={Anthony F. Williams},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  volume={10 4},
Transiently low blood glucose levels are common in the neonatal period and may be considered a normal feature of adaptation to extrauterine life. There is no evidence that this causes brain injury in the absence of concurrent clinical manifestations. Conversely, persistent and severe hypoglycaemia may be associated with other underlying pathologies which themselves predispose to brain injury. Attribution of brain injury therefore requires demonstration of both 'significant' hypoglycaemia and a… CONTINUE READING