Neonatal hypoglycemia

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Neonatal hypoglycemia
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MedlinePlus 007306
eMedicine article/802334

Neonatal hypoglycemia is a condition of decreased blood sugar or hypoglycemia in a neonate.[1]


Neonatal hypoglycemia can be found in the following conditions:

Decreased substrate availability
  • Intrauterine growth retardation
  • Prematurity
  • Inborn errors of metabolism (e.g. fructose intolerance)
  • Glycogen storage disease
  • Prolonged fasting without IV glucose
  • Infant of diabetic mother
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
  • Islet cell hyperplasia
  • Maternal ß-mimetic tocolytic agents
  • High umbilical arterial catheter
  • Abrupt cessation of IV glucose
Other endocrine abnormalities
  • Pan-hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Adrenal insufficiency
Increased glucose utilization
Other conditions
  • Polycythemia
  • Congenital heart disease
  • CNS abnormalities

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Neonatal Hypoglycemia : Intensive Care Nursery House Staff Manual" (PDF). UCSF Children's Hospital. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 

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