A Clinical Analysis of 55 Cases Infants with Hypoglycemia
程靜(Jing Cheng)；劉麗(Li Liu)；李秀珍(Xiou-Zhen Li)
低血糖 ； 嬰幼兒 ； Hypoglycemia ； Infants
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12卷4期（2005 / 08 / 25）
684 - 686
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics and common causes of infants hypoglycemia. Methods: 55 hypoglycemia infants aged from 0~3 years who were diagnosed and treated during Jan. 2004. 1 to Mar. 2005. 3 were analyzed retrospectively. Results: 31 cases were 0~28 days old, 23 cases were 0~1 year old and I case was 1~3 years old; 17 (30.9%) patients who were 0~28 days old were due to premature birth while 7 (12.7%) of them were due to low-weight. 8 (14.5%) of patients who were 0~1 year old were due to galactosemia while 5 (9.1 %) of them were due to hepatoglycogenosis. 1 (1.8%) patient who was 1~3 years old was due to hepatoglycogenosis. Conclusion: Most of the infant hypoglycemia patients were only 0~1 year old. Some of these infant patients had no clinical signs when they suffered hypoglycemia. Infants patients who were 29 days~3 years old usually had diseases of endocrine glands or metabolic diseases, the most common causes were galactosemia and hepatoglycogenosis. Galactosemia should be considered when a breast feeding infant hypoglycemia patient with diarrhea, jaundice, hepatomegaly and abnormal liver function.