Atlas of Growth and Endocrine Disorders in Children

by Prisca Colaco

This book aims to present the “Atlas of Growth and Endocrine Disorders in Children”. Growth and endocrine disorders in children is a branch of pediatrics in which early diagnosis and prompt institution of appropriate therapy has far-reaching consequences on eventual intelligence, proper growth and development, well-being during childhood and adjustment to adulthood. This book is written with the pediatricians and postgraduate students of pediatrics in mind. It is the pediatricians on whom the onus of recognition of these disorders falls as it is they who see the child on a regular basis and therefore must identify these conditions early. It is a widely held misconception that these disorders are rare and difficult to treat. The book provides streamlined content supplemented by tables and images which are written by expert who are well known for their academic inclination and clinical expertise. This book provides 24 chapters following as growth evaluation, short stature, tall stature, growth hormone deficiency, Turner syndrome, precocious puberty, delayed puberty, gynecomastia and childhood obesity, disorders of sex development, micropenis, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal insufficiency, Cushing’s syndrome, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiters and thyroid nodules in children, hypoglycemia and type 1 diabetes. This book also gives the opportunity to learn about diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetes insipidus, disorders of calcium metabolism—hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia, rickets and polyglandular disorders.

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Book Detail

Author
1. Colaco Prisca
Author's Affiliation
1. Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College, Navi Mumbai; Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai; Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ISBN
9789386322807
Speciality
Pediatrics,Endocrinology and Metabolism
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/13048
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
270
Book Type
Professional

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