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ZALDIVAR OCHOA, José Raúl et al. Nesidioblastosis: persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia in a newborn . MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.12, pp.1948-1953. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case of a term infant by dystocia (cesarean section) due to pregnancy toxemia with history of polyhydramnios is presented, who had respiratory distress a few minutes after birth and he was admitted to "Dr. Juan de la Cruz Martínez Maceira" Northern Children Hospital of Santiago de Cuba. Very low blood glucose levels were detected that progressively caused tonic-clonic seizures, which frequencies could not be reduced. He was diagnosed with persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia (nesidioblastosis) and was transferred to Havana to receive definitive clinical and surgical treatments. Currently, he is treated by a multidisciplinary medical team.

Keywords : newborn; hyperinsulinism; persistent hyperinsulinemic; hypoglycemia; nesidioblastosis; children hospitals.

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