Pediatric Endocrinology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-20
  • Publisher: LWW
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As part of the Core Handbook Series in Pediatrics, this book provides a practical discussion of the major endocrine disorders that can be managed in the primary care setting. The book opens with a chapter on signs and symptoms in endocrine disease and then moves into specific disease chapters such as growth disorders, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and more. Each chapter consists of a brief discussion of the relevant pathophysiology and moves into diagnosis and treatment, making liberal use of tables and algorithms.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgment xi
1. Introduction to Pediatric Endocrinology: The Endocrine System 1(10)
2. The Evaluation of a Child or Adolescent with Possible Endocrine Disease 11(6)
3. Disorders of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis 17(9)
4. Disorders of Vasopressin Metabolism 26(18)
5. Abnormal Growth 44(39)
6. Disorders of the Thyroid Gland 83(27)
7. Disorders of Calcium Metabolism 110(24)
8. Disorders of Sexual Differentiation 134(25)
9. Disorders of Puberty 159(37)
10. Disorders of the Adrenal Gland 196(22)
11. Diabetes Mellitus 218(30)
12. Obesity 248(18)
13. Hypoglycemia 266(21)
14. Endocrine Tumors of Childhood 287(8)
15. Guide to Pediatric Endocrine Emergencies 295(11)
16. Medications for Pediatric Endocrinology 306(8)
17. Laboratory Values for Pediatric Endocrinology 314(45)
Subject Index 359

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