Unsuitable blood glucose measuring devices in neonatal or paediatric acute care
Dankwart Friedrich Wittenberg, Alta Terblanche, Izelle Smuts, Johannes Opperman
A newborn baby with persistent neonatal jaundice developed severe septicaemia. Blood glucose monitoring using Accuchek(R) revealed persistently high values, but laboratory blood glucose testing showed no instance of true hyperglycaemia. She was found to have galactosaemia.
The Accu-chek® glucose meter does not discriminate between blood galactose and glucose.
Dankwart Friedrich Wittenberg, University of Pretoria
Alta Terblanche, Pretoria Academic Hospital
Izelle Smuts, University of Pretoria
Johannes Opperman, University of Pretoria
Galactosaemia; Test Strip Blood Glucose; Glucose Dehydrogenase
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South African Medical Journal 2007;97(12):1231.
Date submitted: 2007-05-31
Date published: 2007-12-14
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