Pédiatrie et thérapeutique

Pédiatrie et thérapeutique
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ISSN: 2161-0665


A Relationship between Hypoglycemia, Hypothyroidism and Zinc Deficiency

Michael Kalinin, Liat de Vries and Haim Bibi

Background: The interaction of zinc deficiency and hypothyroidism has several reported presentations. The link between hypoglycemia and hypothyroidism is also known, but uncommon. For the last 40 years, the relationship between these two phenomena was illustrated in a handful of articles. To the best of our knowledge, the sequence of hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism and zinc deficiency has not yet been reported.

Case presentation: We present a six-month-old boy with the unusual combination of these three conditions, his diagnostic evaluation and management.

Conclusion: We suggest that the relationship between zinc and thyroid function should be considered in any case of severe intractable hypoglycemia and extensive skin eruption.