Researchers find that teenagers with endocrine disorders often have gaps in their knowledge of their condition and how to manage it, making them poorly prepared for transition to adult clinic.
Routine use of magnetic resonance imaging for girls with central precocious puberty is the best way to identify occult central nervous system lesions, say Turkish researchers.
Listen to Dr Salvatore Vaccarella discussing his recent research demonstrating the likelihood of thyroid cancer overdiagnosis in children and adolescents.
Children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have an increased propensity to develop cardiometabolic risk factors in childhood, research shows.
Researchers report that good outcomes are possible for children with autosomal recessive pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1, despite its high morbidity and mortality risk.
Faster diagnosis and use of individualised treatments for congenital hyperinsulinism has led to major improvements in neurological and endocrine outcomes over time, say Finnish researchers.
A 6 years and 5-month-old girl with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) attends endocrine clinic with her mother. She was first seen by the endocrine team at 18 months old and the referral was made by a geneticist. Mum reports she has been obsessive and extremely challenging with her behaviour around food, and she is concerned about her child’s weight.
Researchers have detected a global increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer among children and adolescents similar to that reported for the adult population, raising concerns that screening-related overdiagnosis may also be occurring in young people.
Familial central precocious puberty caused by mutations in the makorin RING finger protein 3 gene is phenotypically similar to idiopathic forms, although it can vary with the severity of the mutation, a study shows.
Italian researchers report presenting characteristics and outcomes for children with primary adrenal insufficiency not caused by 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia.