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Do endocrine system diseases affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Some endocrine system diseases, such as diabetes, may affect children in much the same way as adults. Others, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, can cause early puberty, development of abnormal sexual characteristics, and stunted growth in children. The effect of your child's endocrine system disease will depend on its nature.

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