Table 1.

Etiologies of Neonatal Hypoglycemia

ETIOLOGYDURATION OF HYPOGLYCEMIA
Prematurity, intrauterine growth retardationTransient1
Asphyxia, hypothermiaTransient
SepsisTransient
Infant of diabetic motherTransient
Erythroblastosis fetalisTransient
Exposure to beta-agonist tocolyticsTransient
Familial hyperinsulinismProlonged
Inborn errors of metabolismProlonged
  • 1 *Generally <7 d duration.