This is a well recognised condition and you are correct to want to make sure that your son does not go through what you have experienced. The answer is that treatment is available. Your son must be seen and followed up by a paediatric endocrinologist. Fortunately these experts are available at academic hospitals with a paediatric department and also in private practice in most of the cities in South Africa. It may be advisable for your son to be seen at an early age and followed up by the endocrinologist as is thought to be necessary.
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