Practical Pediatric Endocrinology in a Limited Resource Setting provides a guide for managing pediatric endocrine problems in a limited resource setting, together with an outline of the bases for these disorders. The book outlines a plan for coming to a likely diagnosis in situations where resources are constrained, and suggests ways to access more sophisticated technologies for diagnostic confirmation and extension of available tools. Further extending and complementing each chapter is a series of scenarios for use as teaching and learning tools. Together with a clinical question, all chapters include a suggested outline for assessment that assists readers facing similar situations in daily practice. Each scenario works through a typical series of deductive steps used to establish a working diagnosis, while considering both a differential diagnosis and reminding readers of current knowledge around the subject matter.
1. Growth: importance and implications of variations 2. Puberty: normal and abnormal 3. Thyroid disorders 4. Adrenal disorders 5. Disorders of Sexual Development in Resource-limited Settings 6. Obesity in Developing Countries 7. Disorders of Mineral and bone metabolism 8. Disturbances of sodium and water 9. Bone health 10. Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology 11. Endocrine Dysfunction and Disease in the Neonatal Period 12. Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: basic training for healthcare professionals in developing countries 13. Hypoglycaemia 14. Clinical Scenarios 15. Research in medicine: why do we need it and how do (should) we do it? 16. Molecular biology and molecular genetics in paediatric endocrinology