This specialty studies the functions of the hormonal system in children, which differs from that of adults.
Some examinations only consist of one instance of blood sampling, but in some cases, a few hours long stress test might be necessary.
We always try not to burden your child too much with the intervention, thus to avoid repeated prickling for blood samples, we install a venous catheter at the beginning of the examination.
Just like with adults, treatment is done by medication.
The most frequent diseases associated with this specialty:
- Growth retardation
- Turner’s syndrome
- Developmental disorders of the genitals
- Disorders of genital maturation
- Thyroid diseases
- Metabolic bone diseases