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December 1925

THE CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM OF INFANTS WITH DIARRHEA, INFECTIONS AND ACUTE INTESTINAL INTOXICATION: WITH A NOTE ON THE USE OF INSULIN

Author Affiliations

TORONTO, CANADA
From the Wards and Nutritional Research Laboratories of the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Sub-Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto.

Am J Dis Child. 1925;30(6):837-843. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1925.01920180097009
Abstract

In other papers, we have considered the carbohydrate metabolism of the normal and the marantic infant. In the present paper we will present some studies we have made on the carbohydrate metabolism of infants with diarrhea, infection and intoxication.

THE AVERAGE CONCENTRATION OF THE FASTING BLOOD SUGAR  A review of the literature discloses very conflicting results. Cobliner1 reported a hyperglycemia in some patients with fever, but found normal values in those with intestinal intoxication. A marked increase in the percentage of blood sugar in infants with diarrhea was found by Bing and Windelow,2 and also by Gotzky.3 A tendency to hyperglycemia in infants with alimentary intoxication was observed by Mogwitz.4 Quite high values were found by Niemann5 in infants with fever or acute intestinal disturbances. Chapin and Myers,6 and Brown7 obtained normal values in infants with diarrhea.We determined the

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