Persistent hypoglycemia in a newborn as a rare case of congenital hypothyroidism manifestation

L.D. Tantsіura, I.V. Kyselova, I.O. Stadnіk


The article presents a case of congenital hypothyroidism, which was manifested by persistent hypoglycemia. Persistent hypoglycemia is a rare symptom of congenital hypothyroidism. However, when performing a differential diagnosis of persistent hypoglycemia, it is necessary to evaluate the function of the thyroid gland. The cause of persistent hypoglycemia in congenital hypothyroidism can be the reduced rate of glucose absorption by the cell, a decrease in the rate of glucose absorption in the gut, reduced insulin clearance from the blood and gluconeogenesis abnormalities.


hypoglycaemia; congenital hypothyroidism; newborn; intensive care


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