Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children – Chapter 5: Neuroendocrine Disorders of Salt and Water Balance (ebook)


Chapter 5 – Neuroendocrine Disorders of Salt and Water Balance

Paediatric neuroendocrine disorders of salt and water balance are uncommon but important causes of morbidity and mortality. Most often they either arise independently from genetic or neoplastic causes, or occur subsequent to accidental or surgical trauma. This chapter focuses upon genetic causes, but notes other aetiologies for completeness. In most patients with central diabetes insipidus, a definitive diagnosis can eventually be made, either upon initial presentation following a comprehensive evaluation (in ~28% of cases), or after continued evaluation over many years (in ~96% of cases). It is therefore useful to understand the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis of central diabetes insipidus in children.

About the book

Impairments in the interaction between the central nervous system and the endocrine system can lead to a number of disorders in children.  These include type 1 diabetes, growth disorders, adrenal thyroid and pituitary problems, Addison’s disease and Cushing syndrome, among others.

Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children provides a comprehensive examination of paediatric and adolescent disorders focusing on the basic science and its clinical relevance. Complex issues are discussed in an easy-to-follow manner and the latest developments in the area are reviewed.

Readership: paediatric endocrinologists, paediatric and adult neurologists and trainee paediatricians.

Read the full book review by Ieuan Hughes published in DMCN.