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The frequency of hypoglycemia in macrosomic neonates in Amarah governorate, Iraq

Author: Sabah H. A. Al-Atwani C.A.P.B**, Ali A. Obaid C.A.B.P, F.I.C.M.S**
Journal: Al-Kindy College Medical Journal مجلة كلية الطب الكندي ISSN: 18109543 Year: 2015 Volume: 11 Issue: 1 Pages: 78-80
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Neonatal macrosomia is defined as a birth weight of more than 4000 g. Significant maternal and neonatal complications can result from the birth of macrosomic infants like hypoglycemia and birth injuries.Objectives: To determine the frequency of hypoglycemia in neonates with macrosomia in Amarah, IraqMethods: The study involved 146 macrosomic newborn neonates delivered in 2 maternity hospitals in Amarah, Iraq during a period from June 2011 to June 2014.Results: Hypoglycemia was observed in 16% of neonates affected by macrosomia. Maternal diabetes was the most common cause of fetal macrosomia (28%).Our results were compared with those from other parts of the world.Conclusion Macrosomia is associated with increase rate ofneonatal hypoglycemia especially among infants of diabeticmothers.

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