L'ipoglicemia neonatale

Translated title of the contribution: Neonatal hypoglycemia

Riccardo Davanzo, Elsa Barth, Sergio Demarini

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Neonatal hypoglycemia is defined as blood glucose higher than 45 mg/l. Blood glucose levels below this level are significantly associated with neurological damage. Normal newborn babies do not need monitoring of blood glucose, which is mandatory for at risk babies, such as low for gestational age and/or preterm babies and more generally those babies with Birth-Weight below 2500 grams, smaller twins when there is foeto-foetal disproportion, babies from diabetic mother, babies with erythroblastosis or polycythemia, babies with micropenis, hypopituitarism, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and babies who are subject to stress whatsoever. All these cases must be monitored and undergo nutritional prevention, preferably by continuous enteral nutrition. The infrequent cases of persistent or recurrent hypoglycemia represent a separate chapter.

Translated title of the contributionNeonatal hypoglycemia
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)699-704
Number of pages6
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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