Case report on an infant presenting with hypoglycemia, and milky serum

Yogesh Kumar Gupta, Anushre Prasad, Pushpa Kini, Prashant Naik, Deepti Choprra, Krishnananda Prabhu

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Abstract

A 4-month-old male baby who presented in a moribund condition with seizures was found to have hepatomegaly, hypoglycemia and milky serum. Serum triglycerides were markedly elevated (3 168 mg/dL) with cholesterol being 257 mg/dL and high density lipoprotein levels were low (19 mg/dL). The possibility of glycogen storage disease type I was considered in the diagnosis. Infants with glycogen storage disease type I may present like sepsis. The association of hepatomegaly, hypoglycemia and abnormal lipid profile stated above should alert the physician to consider glycogen storage disease type I in the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2012

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

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