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Management of Patients with Pseudo-Endocrine Disorders

A Case-Based Pocket Guide

  • Michael T. McDermott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Michael T. McDermott
    Pages 23-30
  3. Deirdre Cocks Eschler, Jonathan D. Leffert
    Pages 37-50
  4. Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Carol Greenlee
    Pages 51-75
  5. Sean J. Iwamoto, Marc-Andre Cornier
    Pages 77-89
  6. Helen M. Lawler
    Pages 91-97
  7. Fadi Aboona, Sulmaz Zahedi, S. Sethu K. Reddy
    Pages 99-107
  8. Margaret A Eagan
    Pages 109-125
  9. Michael T. McDermott
    Pages 127-137
  10. Teresa Brown, Regina Belokovskaya, Rachel Pessah-Pollack
    Pages 159-177
  11. David R. Saxon, Lauren Fishbein
    Pages 193-201
  12. Irene E. Schauer
    Pages 203-214
  13. Kenneth Tompkins, Micol S. Rothman
    Pages 215-226
  14. Eveline Waring, Beatrice Hull
    Pages 227-234
  15. Thomas Ittoop, S. Sethu K. Reddy
    Pages 235-249

About this book


Comprised of illustrative clinical cases, this unique pocket guide presents descriptions of patients who have symptoms, physical signs or laboratory abnormalities that they believe are due to disorders of the endocrine system (hormone secreting glands and overall metabolism) but which are not, or probably are not, due to an endocrine disorder. These are common situations in the clinical practice of endocrinology.  

Each chapter includes clinical cases illustrating differing presentations and outcomes, and each individual case description is followed by a discussion that includes the differential diagnosis of these symptoms, signs and/or lab abnormalities and why they are not likely due to endocrine disease or, alternatively, why and how a deeper exploration for endocrine disorders might be needed. In all cases, an emphasis is placed on listening to the patient and providing a respectful and compassionate response and approach to evaluation and management of the proposed disorder. Discussions are referenced whenever reference material is available, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are presented whenever applicable. Topics discussed include chronic and adrenal fatigue, obesity, anxiety and depression, sweating and flushing, alcohol- and opioid-induced symptoms, low testosterone, pseudo-hypoglycemia and pseudo-Cushing's syndrome, among others.

Clinical endocrinologists, primary care physicians and related allied medical professionals will find Management of Patients with Pseudo-Endocrine Disorders a valuable resource in their clinical practice with these common but often challenging patients. 


Adrenal fatigue Adrenal insufficiency Biotin Chronic fatigue Euthyroid sick syndrome Growth hormone deficiency Hashimoto's encephalopathy Holistic hypercalcemia Idiopathic postprandial syndrome Insulin-like growth factor deficiency Low testosterone Non-thyroidal hypothyroidism Obesity Opioid-induced symptoms Pseudo-Cushing's syndrome Pseudo-endocrine disorder Pseudo-hypoglycemia Pseudo-pheochromocytoma Reverse T3 dilemma Wilson's syndrome

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael T. McDermott
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Colorado HospitalAuroraUSA

About the editors

Michael T. McDermott, MD, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes Practice, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management of Patients with Pseudo-Endocrine Disorders
  • Book Subtitle A Case-Based Pocket Guide
  • Editors Michael T. McDermott
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-22719-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-22720-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Primary Care Medicine
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