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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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BILKIS, Manuel D.; BOU-KHAIR, Martín; LABARONNIE, Honorio  and  ONAINDIA, Julián. Intestinal malrotation with volvulus associated with severe stress hyperglycemia. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.109, n.6, pp.122-125. ISSN 0325-0075.

A 2-year-old boy was admitted with diagnosis of diabetes debut, with blood glucose of 500 mg% on admission, without ketosis or metabolic acidosis. He also presented bilious vomiting and brownish bloody stools. He was operated with a presumptive diagnosis of acute intestinal obstruction. The fnal diagnosis was volvulus, secondary to congenital malrotation. After surgery, he normalized blood sugar levels. The clinical setting was assumed as hyperglycemia without ketosis, with characteristic of severity caused by stress, secondary to volvulus in malrotation. This association has not yet been described.

Keywords : Hyperglycaemia; Stress hyperglycaemia; Midgut volvulus; Intestinal malrotation.

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