Preface to the Fourth Edition ix
1 Diabetes Mellitus 1
2 Hypoglycaemia 57
3 Short Stature 71
4 Tall Stature 105
5 Puberty 115
6 Thyroid Disorders 143
7 Differences in Sex Development and Common Genital Anomalies 169
8 Adrenal Disorders 181
9 Salt and Water Balance 203
10 Calcium and Bone 217
11 Obesity 235
12 Endocrine Effects of Cancer Treatment 247
Supplementary chapter by Johnny Deladoëy
13 An Endocrinologist’s Guide to Genetics in the Age of Genomics 257
Appendix 1 Growth Charts and Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts 271
Appendix 2 Syndrome-specific Growth Charts 287
Appendix 3 Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Therapy Card 299
The revised and updated fourth edition of Practical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Children offers a practical, highly clinical and up-to-date handbook of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. The book is written in clear terms and offers a user-friendly format that is designed to be concise, yet comprehensive.. The international panel of expert contributors explore the range of endocrine disorders in children including growth, thyroid, adrenal and problems related to puberty.
Malcolm D. C. Donaldson, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Glasgow University School of Medicine, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK.
John W. Gregory, MBChB, MD, FRCP, DCH, FRCPCH, Professor in Paediatric Endocrinology & Honorary Consultant, Division of Population Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.
Guy Van Vliet, MD, Staff Endocrinologist, CHU Sainte-Justine and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Joseph I. Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh, MA, DCH, FCP, FAAP, Attending Physician in Endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital Chair in Endocrinology, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.