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ea0039ep79 | Miscellaneous/other | BSPED2015

The not so sweet truth of paediatric hypoglycaemia

Ramsden Louise , Wright Katherine , Natarajan Anuja

Introduction: Paediatric hypoglycaemia is a relatively common medical emergency. In order to allow identification of the underlying cause, investigations need to be performed urgently prior to treatment being given. If done correctly this can save the need for future investigations. A ‘hyposcreen’ costs ~£450 so careful consideration is needed to ensure correct patient selection, as inadequate investigations have further cost and patient safety implications....

ea0051p075 | Diabetes | BSPED2017

Deliberations and considerations before reaching a diagnosis of sulphonylurea overdose in children

Gopal-Kothandapani Jaya Sujatha , Wright Katherine , Duru Chukwudumebi , Sithambaram Sivagamy , Natarajan Anuja

Sulphonylurea is an oral hypoglycaemic agent which stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas and may induce raised plasma insulin and c-peptide levels. Sulphonylurea overdose is associated with profound refractory hypoglycaemia and can cause neurological deficit and acute renal failure. We report the case of a 15 year old non-diabetic girl who presented to our emergency department with sudden onset generalised tonic clinic (GTC) seizures secondary to hypoglycaemia of...