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Haematological problems 

Haematological problems
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Haematological problems
Author(s):

Grenville Fox

, Nicholas Hoque

, and Timothy Watts

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703952.003.0014
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date: 27 October 2020

This chapter explains the embryology of sexual differentiation, which provides the basis to assessment and management of disorders of sexual differentiation presenting at birth. There are sections on neonatal adrenal insufficiency and pituitary insufficiency, with background information provided on fetal and neonatal physiology relevant to these. Thyroid disorders are explained with particular reference to maternal thyroid disease. Calcium disorders and fetal and neonatal bone metabolism are explained, including the role of calcitonin, vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone.

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