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Isr Med Assoc J. 2005 Mar;7(3):188-92.

Neurologic aspects of neonatal hypoglycemia.

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  • 1Division of Neonatology , Department of Pediatrics, Ahmanson Pediatric Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles 90048, USA. arie.alkalay@cshs.org

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  • Isr Med Assoc J. 2005 Apr;7(4):267.


Profound neonatal hypoglycemia is one of the leading causes of brain injury. Hypoglycemic encephalopathy is caused by lack of glucose availability to brain cells. Although sharing a similar pathogenesis with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, hypoglycemic brain insult has distinctive metabolic, brain imaging, electroencephalographic and histopathologic findings.

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