Endocrine emergencies

Gary Butler and Jeremy Kirk

in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232222
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726194 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Endocrine emergencies

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Introduction 304

Diabetic ketoacidosis 306

Hypoglycaemia 314

Adrenal insufficiency–adrenal crisis 316

Hypocalcaemia 318

Hypercalcaemia 320

Acute diabetes insipidus 322

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) 324

Hyperthyroid crisis 326

Hypothyroid coma 327

Unclear sex–ambiguous genitalia (Disorder of Sex Development) (DSD) 328

This section is intended to be brief, with readily accessible information that is needed in an endocrine emergency in an infant, child, or adolescent. Endocrine emergencies are rare, but because of this they are usually unexpected. Always take a few moments to assess the situation....

Chapter.  3068 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes ; Paediatrics

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