leucine-induced hypoglycemia

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leu·cine-in·duc·ed hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a

rare cause of hypoglycemia occurring following ingestion of leucine. Seen especially in infants.
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HI was first described in 1954 by MacQuarrie (1) as "idiopathic hypoglycemia of infancy." HI has subsequently been referred to by many names, including leucine-sensitive hypoglycemia, islet dysregulation syndrome, persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy, and nesidioblastosis (2).
Familial leucine-sensitive hypoglycemia of infancy due to a dominant mutation of the [beta]-cell sulfonylurea receptor.
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