Special Issue "Novel Insights on the Molecular Aspects of Endocrine Disorders in Childhood"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).
Interests: thyroid diseases in childhood; growth; puberty; GH deficiency; childhood obesity; Turner syndrome; adrenal disorders in childhood
Diagnostic pathways and therapeutic targets of endocrine diseases in children and adolescents are constantly evolving, favored by advances in molecular sciences that offer new opportunities to clinicians. Hence the need for the pediatrician and above all for the pediatric endocrinologist to be continually brought up to date. Moreover, there is always a certain peculiarity and specificity of endocrine pathologies for children and adolescents.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an update on the molecular bases of endocrine disorders commonly treated by pediatric endocrinologists. In fact, an accurate molecular diagnosis allows a more customized genetic counseling and leads to a precise and personalized medicine. Therefore, increasing the knowledge of the etiological and pathophysiological mechanisms is of paramount importance for researchers and clinicians.
This Special Issue welcomes original research and review articles in the field of pediatric endocrinology, with a focus on (but not limited to) its molecular aspects.
Dr. Tommaso Aversa
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- Thyroid diseases in childhood
- Growth disorders
- GH deficiency
- Turner syndrome
- Childhood obesity
- Adrenal diseases in childhood