Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (2nd edition)

Gary Butler; Jeremy Kirk
Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics

Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes looks at issues in children arising from either deficient or excessive production of hormones; chemical messengers secreted into the blood stream from specialised glands. It contains information on endocrine glands, diabetes and its management, and clinical problems such as short stature, puberty and obesity. Written by two senior clinicians, the fully revised second edition offers evidence-based guidance to practitioners in the field. With bullet points, illustrations and clinical tips, the information in this comprehensive handbook is easy to access. Presented in pocket size, this it is the ideal source to have on the ward.


1 Growth (including short and tall stature)
2 Puberty and its disorders
3 The pituitary and hypopituitarism
4 Endocrine effects of other diseases and treatments
5 Diabetes mellitus
6 Obesity
7 Hypoglycaemia
8 Adrenal gland disorders
9 Thyroid gland disorders
10 Calcium, vitamin D, and bone disorders
11 Disorders of sex development
12 Gender Incongruence
13 Endocrine emergencies
14 Endocrine investigations and laboratory reference ranges


Professor Gary Butler is a Consultant in Paediatric & Adolescent Medicine and Endocrinology at University College Hospital in London and holds an Honorary Personal Clinical. He has established an adolescent endocrine service at UCLH, and is the Chair of the ESPE Gender Dysphoria Working Group. In 2018, he was the host of the first ESPE Science Symposium on 'The Science of Gender'.; Professor Jeremy Kirk has published over 140 peer reviewed articles, chapters and books. He is a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, an Honorary Professor University of Birmingham and University of Wolverhampton, as well as Clinical Director NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN), West Midlands.