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Cortisol and growth hormone responses to spontaneous hypoglycaemia in infants and children
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    Dear Editor

    Although we were aware of a preliminary report [1] which we cited in our article, the full report of the study by Hussain et al. [2] was not published until after our article was accepted for publication. We have, of course, read their article with great interest.

    We studied spontaneously hypoglycaemic neonates, infants and children at acute presentation, whereas Hussain et al...

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    Cortisol and growth hormone responses to spontaneous hypoglycaemia in infants and children

    Dear Editor

    We read the article by Crofton et al with interest. Aynsley-Green et al reported the lack of a serum Growth Hormone (GH) response to spontaneous hypoglycaemia.[1] As an extension of this observation we have shown that spontaneous hypoglycaemia in childhood results in paradoxically low serum GH and appropriate cortisol counterregulatory hormonal responses.[2]

    In our study [2] of 47 children over...

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