Hyperglycemia during childhood diarrhea.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the cause of hyperglycemia in childhood diarrhea. METHODS: During an 8-month period, patients admitted to a diarrhea treatment center in Bangladesh had their blood glucose concentrations determined. Sixteen patients aged 2 to 10 years with hyperglycemia (blood glucose concentration >10.0 mmol/L) and 20 patients in the same age group with a normal blood glucose concentration (3.3 to 9.0 mmol/L) had blood samples obtained on admission and 4 and 24 hours later for dete...Expand abstract
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