Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 99--103

Persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy: An overview of current concepts


Prabudh Goel, Subhasis Roy Choudhury 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Subhasis Roy Choudhury
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children«SQ»s Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001
India

Persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI) is relatively rare but one of the most important causes of severe neonatal hypoglycemia. Recognition of this entity becomes important due to the fact that the hypoglycemia is so severe and frequent that it may lead to severe neurological damage in the infant manifesting as mental or psychomotor retardation or even a life-threatening event if not recognized and treated effectively in time. Near-total pancreatectomy may be required for patients with intractable hypoglycemia despite medical treatment; however, that may result in diabetes mellitus or recurrent postoperative hypoglycemia. This review aims to consolidate the traditional concepts and current information related to the pathogenesis and management of PHHI.


How to cite this article:
Goel P, Choudhury SR. Persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy: An overview of current concepts.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2012;17:99-103


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Goel P, Choudhury SR. Persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy: An overview of current concepts. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Oct 16 ];17:99-103
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