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Is neonatal hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia a misnomer?


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Abstract

The Pediatric Endocrine Society recommends measuring serum insulin in the evaluation of persistent hypoglycemia in neonates. However, the serum insulin might not be high in cases of hypoglycemia secondary to hyperinsulinism- thus is neonatal hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia a misnomer.

Keywords

hyperinsulinemia, hypoglycemia, neonate, misnomer

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