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Arch Dis Child. 1988 Nov;63(11):1386-8.

Neonatal hypoglycaemia--the controversy regarding definition.

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  • 1Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Abstract

Major paediatric textbooks and the views of neonatologists in the United Kingdom were surveyed to establish a definition of neonatal hypoglycaemia. The definition ranged from a glucose concentration of less than 1 mmol/l to less than 4 mmol/l. Hypoglycaemia is recognised to cause neurological sequelae and yet there is no accepted definition of the lower limit of normality for circulating blood glucose concentrations.

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