Track: Pediatric and Neonatal Endocrinology

Pediatric and Neonatal Endocrinology


Pediatric endocrinology is a medical subspecialty dealing with disorders of the endocrine glands, such as variations of physical growth and sexual development in childhood, diabetes including type 1 and type 2, adrenal gland disorders, adrenoleukodystrophy, bone and mineral disorders, childhood obesity, growth disorders, lipid disorders, multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1 (MEN 1) and type 2 (MEN 2), pituitary disorders, puberty disorders, thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer. Endocrine disease in the neonate is uncommon, but may be life threatening or have profound long-term consequences if not quickly recognized and treated. These disorders can have severe implications on the development of the CNS if not promptly treated and prevented.
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