Autosomal recessive hyperinsulinism due to Kir6.2 deficiency

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Autosomal recessive hyperinsulinism due to Kir6.2 deficiency

Synonyms: Autosomal recessive hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia due to Kir6.2 deficiency

A rare congenital isolated hyperinsulinism disorder characterized by neonatal presentation of severe refractory hypoglycemia in the first two days of life with limited response to medical management sometimes requiring pancreatic resection. Newborns are often large for gestational age with mild to moderate hepatomegaly and diffuse form of hyperinsulinism due to Kir6.2 deficiency. Persistent hypoglycemia hyperglycemia and type1 diabetes mellitus may develop later in life. Life-threatening hypoglycemic coma or status epilepticus have also been associated.

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Advocacy Organizations

Congenital Hyperinsulinism International

CHI is the leading organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with hyperinsulinism (HI). HI is a life-threatening disorder that causes dangerously low blood sugar levels due to the over-production of insulin. Prolonged or severe low blood sugar can cause seizures, brain damage, and even death. CHI supports research toward better treatments and a cure, tirelessly advocates for timely diagnosis and improved standards of care, and supports people living with HI every step of the way.

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