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Update in Pediatric Endocrinology

Endocrine
  • Seth D. Marks
  • Brandy A. Wicklow
Chapter

Abstract

Endocrine disorders refer to disease states affecting the glands that produce hormones regulating metabolism, growth, development, sexual function and other bodily functions. Disorders of the adrenal glands, growth, puberty, and the thyroid are cornerstones of pediatric endocrinology. While the endocrine care of children has much overlap with the endocrine care of adults, there are many unique aspects of pediatric endocrinology. Growth and puberty are obviously unique to the care of children. Thyroid and adrenal disorders in children have similarities to these disorders in adults but there are some important differences and nuances in the care of these disorders in children. The purpose of this chapter is not to provide an exhaustive review but rather to highlight some concepts of pediatric endocrine care including some recent updates.

Keywords

Adrenal Cortisol Glucocorticoid Endocrinology Gonadotropin Growth Hypothalamus l-Thyroxine Pituitary Puberty Short Stature Thyroid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Assitant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics and Child HealthMax Rady College of Medicine, University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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