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This book provides a concise, straightforward and clearly written approach for readers ranging from pediatricians, family physicians, fellows and residents to students puzzling over the approach to a child with an endocrine disorder. The concepts covered in the text are designed to address the first 10 headings in the content outline of the Sub-board of Pediatric Endocrinology of The American Board of Pediatrics with varying degrees of specificity. Thus the text presents the evaluation and treatment of common topics in pediatric endocrinology. The information can prepare a provider for communication with parents of a child with an endocrine condition or alternatively might provide the facts that will allow the practitioner to avoid an unnecessary consultation. The chapters begin with the basic physiologic processes of endocrinology before putting this knowledge into action by focusing upon the major signs and symptoms and the diagnosis and management of pediatric endocrine disorders. The Suggested Reading sections at the conclusion of each chapter direct the reader to outstanding larger and more detailed texts, manuscripts and websites which offer increased detail.