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    Hypothyroidism: Types

    Hypothyroidism: Types. Hypothyroidism: Types. What Are Some of the Different Types of Hypothyroidism? Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) happens when a baby is born with a thyroid that is not fully developed or not developed at all. CH can also happen

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    Understanding Childhood Graves' Disease

    Understanding Childhood Graves' Disease. Understanding Childhood Graves' Disease. What is Graves' Disease? Graves’ disease (also called hyperthyroidism) is a condition that causes your thyroid to make more thyroid hormone than your body needs.

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    Hypothyroidism in Children

    Hypothyroidism in Children. Hypothyroidism in Children. In this website, you will learn about the causes, signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. You will also learn how doctors test for and treat hypothyroidism. What Is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism

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    Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Treatment

    Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Treatment. Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Treatment. How Do Doctors Treat Adrenal Insufficiency? The good news is that cortisol and aldosterone can both be replaced by oral medications (medications taken by

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    Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Symptoms

    Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Symptoms. Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Symptoms. What are the Symptoms of Adrenal Insufficiency? In the early stages, you might not notice the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency because they’re often

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    Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Diagnosis

    Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Diagnosis. Understanding Adrenal Insufficiency: Diagnosis. How Do Doctors Diagnose Adrenal Insufficiency? We often diagnose adrenal insufficiency through a blood test for hormones called cortisol and

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    Adrenal Disorders

    Adrenal Disorders. Adrenal Disorders . We collaborate with Pediatric Neurology in the care of children with adrenoleukodystrophy, and provide comprehensive care for management of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia and other causes of

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    Growth Hormone Stimulation Test: What to Expect

    Growth Hormone Stimulation Test: What to Expect. Growth Hormone Stimulation Test: What to Expect. If your child is sick, you need to cancel and reschedule the test. Please call the PICU at 617-724-4350. If your child is not sick, but you need to

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    Growth Disorders

    Growth Disorders. Growth Disorders. John Crawford, MD, Chief of the Pediatric Endocrine Unit from 1963 to 1990, was among the first physicians in the world to treat children with growth failure with human growth hormone. The unit remains dedicated to

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    Early Puberty: Evaluation

    Early Puberty: Evaluation. Early Puberty: Evaluation. How Do Doctors Evaluate (Check For) Early Puberty? • Review of your child’s symptoms and signs of puberty • Physical exam • Blood test to measure hormone levels • Imaging tests. This can

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