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Endocrine emergencies: recognizing signs and symptoms.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric annals
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
11
Identifiers
PMID: 16353648
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Endocrine emergencies may present to the pediatric practitioner in the office setting in a variety of forms. Four of the more common pediatric endocrine emergencies (DKA, symptomatic hypoglycemia, adrenal insufficiency, and hypocalcemia) have been discussed here. The recommended approach to a child or adolescent with an endocrine emergency involves recognizing clinical disease, stabilizing the patient with basic and advanced life support intervention, and transferring the patient to a facility which can provide appropriate definitive care.

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