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
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
- 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.