IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EMERGENCY , DIAL (084 124)

Endocrinology

Paediatric endocrinology is a medical field dealing with hormonal or enzymatic abnormalities in the human body.

It looks at variations of physical growth and sexual development in childhood, diabetes and many more

Conditions covered by this field are:

Insulin dependent Diabetes 

Failure to Thrive

Thyroid disease

Short stature

Delayed or precocious puberty

Variations in sexual development

Signs for these conditions

 

  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Failure to thrive
  • Short stature not explained by genetics
  • Tiredness
  • Extraordinary early or delayed pubertal development
  • Abnormal pigmentation
  • Undescended testis

A baseline assessment will be done, consisting of a history taken from preferably both parents, a physical examination and special investigations of the child and then referral to a specialist paediatric endocrinologist if indicated.

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