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Chapter 26 - Endocrinology and Diabetes in the Elder

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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Summary

Endocrine conditions and diabetes (with the exception of type 2 diabetes) are associated in the minds of physicians with the early part of life: many thyroid disorders, especially primary hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease, present in people in their teens, 20s, and 30s. Pituitary tumors have usually been diagnosed in younger people, as a cardinal presenting symptom is menstrual abnormalities, especially amenorrhea.

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