Thyroid Diseases in Childhood

Recent Advances from Basic Science to Clinical Practice

  • Gianni Bona
  • Filippo De Luca
  • Alice Monzani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Mario De Felice, Roberto Di Lauro
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sergio Bernasconi, C. Sartori, S. Merli, P. Lazzeroni, S. Cesari, M. E. Street
    Pages 15-25
  4. Gianni Bona, Simonetta Bellone, Flavia Prodam, Alice Monzani
    Pages 27-31
  5. Carlo Corbetta, Luisella Alberti
    Pages 43-51
  6. Antonella Olivieri
    Pages 53-63
  7. Satoshi Narumi, Tomonobu Hasegawa
    Pages 65-74
  8. Silvana Caiulo, Maria Cristina Vigone, Giovanna Weber
    Pages 75-83
  9. Luca Persani, Marco Bonomi
    Pages 85-94
  10. Luca Persani, Irene Campi, Federica Marelli
    Pages 95-112
  11. Cavallo Luciano
    Pages 113-118
  12. Mariacarolina Salerno, Lucia De Martino, Manuela Cerbone
    Pages 119-128
  13. Caterina Di Cosmo, Massimo Tonacchera, Paolo Vitti
    Pages 129-145
  14. Alessandra Cassio, Milva O. Bal, Ilaria Bettocchi, Federico Baronio
    Pages 147-158
  15. Andrea Corrias, Alessandro Mussa, Armando Grossi, Marco Cappa
    Pages 159-179
  16. Filippo De Luca, Tommaso Aversa, Giuseppina Salzano, Giuseppina Zirilli, Concetta Sferlazzas, Malgorzata Wasniewska
    Pages 181-194
  17. Alice Monzani, Flavia Prodam, Simonetta Bellone, Gianni Bona
    Pages 195-202
  18. Giorgio Radetti, Federico Baronio
    Pages 203-216
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 231-238

About this book


This book covers the entire spectrum of thyroid diseases in childhood, focusing on the recent advances that have been achieved, from progress in basic science research through to novel or improved approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Introductory chapters discuss thyroid embryogenesis and the role of thyroid hormones in fetal development. The two contrasting forms of thyroid dysfunction, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, are then considered in depth, with particular attention to the molecular causes of congenital hypothyroidism. Among the other topics addressed are autoimmune thyroiditis, thyroid nodules, and pediatric neoplasms. The book concludes with an overview of promising therapeutic approaches, such as stem cell therapy. Each topic is treated by an eminent expert in the field, ensuring consistently high quality. Thyroid Diseases in Childhood will be an important source of information for endocrinologists, pediatricians, oncologists, and gynecologists, as well as other professionals interested in this topic.


hyperthyroidism hypothyroidism iodine deficiency

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianni Bona
    • 1
  • Filippo De Luca
    • 2
  • Alice Monzani
    • 3
  1. 1.NovaraItaly
  2. 2.MessinaItaly
  3. 3.Division of PediatricsPiedemonte HospitalNovaraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19212-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19213-0
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