Endocrinology Clinic

Endocrinology is the study of medicine that relates to the endocrine system, which is the system that controls hormones. An endocrinologist will deal with diseases that are caused by problems with hormones. At Al Jalila Children’s, the Endocrinology Clinic deals with the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with paediatric endocrine disorders, including endocrine and related disorders, skeletal dysplasia, metabolic bone disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Symptoms/Conditions

The clinic provides inpatient, emergency and outpatient care to children (0-18 years) with endocrine disorders, including, but not limited to:

  • Growth
    • Short and tall stature including genetic diseases, skeletal dysplasia, etc.
    • Overgrowth syndromes
  • Pituitary Disorders
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Growth hormone deficiency
    • Hyperprolactinaemia
    • Diabetes insipidus
    • Functioning and non-functioning pituitary adenomas
  • Thyroid
    • Congenital and acquired hypothyroidism
    • Thyrotoxicosis
    • Goitre and thyroid nodules
    • Preparation for thyroid surgery and radioactive iodine
  • Adrenal
    • Addison’s disease
    • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
    • Cushing’s syndrome
    • Phaeochromocytoma
    • Genetic disorders affecting adrenals
  • Gonadal Disorders
    • Disorders of sex development (DSD)
    • Delayed or absent puberty and associated conditions (e.g. Turner’s, Klinefelter’s, Kallman’s syndromes)
    • Primary and secondary amenorrhoea
    • Precocious or early puberty
    • Hyperandrogenism, Hirsuitism and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Endocrine Cancer
    • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
    • Neuroendocrine tumours
    • Endocrine cancer predisposition syndromes
  • Endocrine late-effects of paediatric cancer
  • Endocrine sequelae of multisystem disease
  • Endocrine and essential hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Insulin resistance, obesity and pre-diabetes and associated complications
  • Non-diabetic hypoglycaemia
  • Bone disease, including osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, rickets and vitamin D deficiency, etc.
  • Familial hypercholesterolaemia and other lipid disorders
  • Endocrine emergencies
    • Addisonian crisis
    • Hypocalcaemia
    • Hyponatraemia
    • Myxoedema coma
    • Thyroid storm
    • Hypercalcaemia
    • Hypocalcaemia and hypoparathyroidism
    • Hyponatraemia

Team

Dr. Nandu Thalange

Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr. Mireille El Bejjani

Paediatric Endocrinologist

      Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates
800 AJCH (8002524)
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