Chapter 25. Endocrine Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician4,5,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow6 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer7,8
  1. Margaret Zacharin MBBS, FRACP Paediatric and Adult Endocrinologist,
  2. Garry Warne MBBS, FRACP Senior Endocrinologist Director Professor1,8,
  3. Fergus Cameron B.Med.Sci, MBBS, DipRACOG, FRACP, MD Associate Professor Deputy Director2 and
  4. George Werther MD, FRACP, MSC (Oxon) Director Professor3,8

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch25

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Zacharin, M., Warne, G., Cameron, F. and Werther, G. (2009) Endocrine Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 6

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 8

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    RCH International, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes and Centre for Hormone Research, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  4. 8

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • endocrine conditions;
  • transient elevation of blood glucose and glycosuria - in children with intercurrent illness;
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus;
  • hyperglycaemia, mildly unwell (known diabetic);
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) - in children or adolescents with established type 1 diabetes;
  • complications of diabetic ketosis and hypernatraemia;
  • hypoglycaemia in children with diabetes;
  • continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) or insulin pump therapy;
  • growth hormone therapy;
  • pubertal gynaecomastia


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus

  • Short stature

  • Tall stature

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Delayed puberty

  • Precocious puberty

  • Pubertal gynaecomastia

  • Obesity

  • Ambiguous genitalia

  • Adrenal hypofunction

  • Adrenal hyperfunction

  • Disorders of calcium metabolism