Severe hypoinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia in a premature infant associated with poor weight gain and reduced adipose tissue.


BACKGROUND Hypoglycaemia is common in preterm and intrauterine growth retarded (IUGR) newborns. Although preterm and IUGR infants have limited adipose tissue stores, the role of adipose tissue and the associated adipocytokines in glucose physiology is not known. AIM We report the case of a premature intrauterine growth retarded infant who had poor weight… (More)