Endocrine disorders in children

Written by Dr.Md.Redwanul Huq (Masum)
Monday, 16 January 2012 13:02

Endocrine system is the compilation of glands that secrete different types of hormones into the bloodstream to reach a target organ that has cells having proper receptors.Articles on endocrine system are available below-

Most important endocrine diseases in children:

1. Thyroid disorders

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Endemic cretinism

2. Cushing’s syndrome
3. Diabetes mellitus (DM)

  • Type 1 DM(insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus,IDDM or juvenile-onset DM)
  • Type 2 DM(non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus,NIDDM or adult onset DM)

4. Obesity
5. Hypospadias and cryptorchidism
6. Precocious puberty
7. Cancer of endocrine glands.

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