A case of neonatal hypoglycemia of 23½ months' duration associated with recurrent convulsions has been presented.
The case best fits the classification of "idiopathic spontaneous hypoglycemia in infants."
Dietary management was partially successful for a period of 2½ months.
The therapeutic effects of administration of glucagon, cortisone and ACTH were studied. Only the administration of cortisone and ACTH permitted control of the hypoglycemic state.
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