Key Features

  • Each chapter begins with a discussion of normal physiology, providing normative clinical standards and normal lab values for each disorder.
  • Separate sections in each chapter present information on disorders such as hormone deficiency · hormone resistance · and hormone excess.
  • Tables offer guidance on diagnosis, laboratory and radiologic studies, therapies, and when to refer to a specialist.
  • Key points at the end of each chapter highlight vital information.

Table of Contents

I. Carbohydrate Disorders
1. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
2. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3. Hypoglycemia

II. Sexual Development
4. Normal Pubertal Development
5. Early Pubertal Development
6. Delayed Pubertal Development
7. Intersex

III. Growth
8. Disorders of Growth

IV. Thyroid
9. Disorders of the Thyroid

V. Adrenal Gland
10. Disorders of the Adrenal Gland

VI. Calcium, Phosphorus, and Bone
11.n Physiology and Hypocalcemic Disorders
12. Hypercalcemic Disorders
13. Osteoporosis

VII. Vasopressin and Disorders of Fluids and Electrolytes
14. Hormonal Control of Fluid and Electrolytes
15. Diabetes Insipidus
16. Salt Wasting and the Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)


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About the author

Thomas Moshang

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA