Hypoglycaemia in children: Review of the literature

  • JBE Elusiyan
  • EE Oyenusi

Abstract

Hypoglycaemia is a common metabolic condition in children. It often presents urgent and therapeutic challenges and it has been documented to affect many childhood conditions. Its clinical presentation is not classical and requires a high index of suspicion for an early diagnosis and prompt management. Undiagnosed or undertreated hypoglycaemia has been found to increase mortality in children when it is present. This review sought to review the subject of hypoglycaemia in children and calls for testing for it in all sick and admitted children.

Published
2016-03-30
Section
Articles

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