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Somatostatin analogue in short term management of hyperinsulinism.
  1. J M Kirk,
  2. L Di Silvio,
  3. P C Hindmarsh,
  4. C G Brook
  1. Endocrine Unit, Middlesex Hospital, London.


    Five infants with hypoglycaemia due to hyperinsulinism were treated for between three and 11 days with a somatostatin analogue, which raised the mean blood glucose concentration and lowered the glucose requirements in all. Somatostatin analogue appears to be useful in the short term management of these patients.

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