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Vol. 20 - Num. 79

Clinical Reviews

Severe hypoglycaemia after incarcerated inguinal hernia postoperative

Alicia González Jimenoa, Mercedes Marbán Calzóna, Alba García Bermejob, Diana Martín Castiblancoc

aServicio de Endocrinología Pediátrica. Hospital General La Mancha Centro. Alcázar de San Juan. Ciudad Real. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Infanta Elena. Valdemoro. Madrid. España.
cMIR-Pediatría. Hospital General La Mancha Centro. Alcázar de San Juan. Ciudad Real. España.

Correspondence: A González. E-mail: alicia.gonzalez.jimeno@gmail.com

Reference of this article: González Jimeno A, Marbán Calzón M, García Bermejo A, Martín Castiblanco D. Severe hypoglycaemia after incarcerated inguinal hernia postoperative. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2018;20:e79-e81.

Published in Internet: 12-09-2018

Abstract

Hypoglycemia is one of the most frequent metabolic disorders during the infancy and a common manifestation to different entities. Hypoglycemia is defined as a plasma venous glucose level less than 50 mg/dl, below which it is necessary to intervene to avoid morbidity and neurological sequelae. The symptomatology associated with the hypoglycemia is so much more non-specific the less age the child has and their causes differ according to age, in younger than 2 years and out of the neonatal period inborn errors of metabolism are one of the etiologies to be ruled out. We present the case of a 11-month-old boy who is diagnosed with a metabolic disease after a seizure due to hypoglycemia in the postoperative period of gastrointestinal surgery.

Keywords

Hypoglycemia Metabolism, inborn errors

 

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