n South African Medical Journal - Continuing danger of glucose point-of-care test devices in the neonatal setting : correspondence
|Article Title||Continuing danger of glucose point-of-care test devices in the neonatal setting : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 National Health Laboratory Service and 3 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jun 2013|
We write to alert medical and nursing staff to a continuing problem in the neonatal setting, which has featured in the correspondence pages of the SAMJ on at least two prior occasions. Recently, in KwaZulu-Natal province, at least 4 infants with galactosaemia have been affected by the phenomenon of galactose interfering with glucose meters and producing high readings, resulting in the misdiagnosis of hyperglycaemia.
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