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Pediatrics - Endocrinology - Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics - Endocrinology - Adolescent Medicine: what is the pediatric endocrinological examination for

Pediatrics, endocrinology and adolescent medicine are three specialties that deal with the diagnosis and treatment of developmental pathologies (0-18 years) and endocrine and metabolic complications in children and adolescents.

At Quisisana, an accredited private hospital, a visit to pediatrics, endocrinology and adolescent medicine can be carried out in Ferrara. It is also possible to request "packages" of diagnostic services, both instrumental (hand x-ray for bone age, abdomen ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound, thyroid ultrasound, echocardiogram) and laboratory. This service can also be accessed by individuals (children and adults) with chronic diseases (thalassemia and transplant patients).

What is a pediatric endocrinological visit

The visit of pediatrics, endocrinology and adolescent medicine at Quisisana, for a fee and not affiliated with the National Health System, is carried out by the medical staff consisting of Prof. Dr. Vincenzo de Sanctis and Dr. Cristina Host. It is one of the services available in the nursing home, which makes experience and specialization its strengths.

The pediatric endocrinological examination allows you to evaluate the problems relating to the development and growth of the child and adolescent weight. It is therefore indicated in case of:

  • suspected thyroid or growth hormone alterations
  • delays in growth
  • suspected celiac disease
  • liver or kidney disease

After an initial phase of the anamnesis, the specialist doctor performs a physical examination and prescribes all the tests he deems useful in making a diagnosis: blood chemistry tests (blood count, liver and kidney function) and bone age tests (stimulus test for growth hormone, MRI).

You can book this activity online

Quisisana provides the service of Pediatrics - Endocrinology - Adolescent Medicine as a paid service, book your visit now, or contact us for more informations.

Who is pediatrics, endocrinology and adolescent medicine for

Pediatrics deals with the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to the age of 18. Pediatricians diagnose and treat injuries, infections, genetic and congenital circumstances, diseases and organ dysfunctions. They deal with the prevention, early detection and management of problems that may relate to developmental, behavioral, functional disabilities or mental disorders.

Endocrinology studies internal secretion glands and hormones in relation to their nature, production and action. The glands with internal secretion are those that release their own secretion product into the circulating fluids: thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, epiphysis, thymus, adrenal glands, endocrine pancreas, interstitial gland of the testicle, interstitial gland of the ovary. The specialist diagnoses and treats the disorders that affect the internal secretion glands present in the human body and the pathologies that may arise from these.

Adolescent medicine deals with the management of critically ill adolescent patients, their particular needs and their health needs (from 12 to 18 years old).

Problems with high prevalence during adolescence are sexually transmitted diseases, involuntary pregnancy, sexual activity, substance abuse, menstrual disorders, acne, eating disorders, and delayed or early puberty.

Services offered at the Quisisana pediatric, endocrinology, adolescent medicine clinic:

  • Pediatric, Endocrinological and Adolescent Consultation

Medical staff

  • Prof. Dr. Vincenzo De Sanctis Specialist in Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Dr. Cristina Host Specialist in Pediatric Endocrinology

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