Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay
Print version ISSN 0004-0584
SPERANZA, Noelia; TELECHEA, Héctor; GIACHETTO, Gustavo and PIREZ, María Catalina. Hiperinsulinismo congénito: revisión de aspectos diagnósticos y terapéuticos a propósito de un caso clínico. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2008, vol.79, n.3, pp. 221-228. ISSN 0004-0584.
Summary Congenital hyperinsulinism (HC) is the most common etiology of persistent hypoglycemia in infants. It is associated with a high risk of irreversible neurological damage. Knowledge about its pathogenesis has improved in the past few years. It is characterized by a heterogeneous clinical presentation, histology and genetic which leads to special diagnosis and treatment features. This is a case report of a 5 month old with HC who had symptomatic hypoglycemia. The objective of this communication is to analyze the diagnosis and treatment criteria of HC. The need to follow a clinical and laboratory guideline for diagnosis will help exclude other causes of hypoglycemia
Keywords : HYPERINSULINISM-therapy; PERSISTENT HYPERINSULINEMIA; HYPOGLYCEMIA OF INFANCY.