Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0025p33 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2011

Cross reactivity of Spironolactone with androstenedione immunoassay

Katreddy Venkata , Bdiri Ashraf , Ashawesh Khaled

Introduction: Hirsutism, the presence of terminal (coarse) hairs that appear in a male-like pattern, affects 5–10% of women and may cause concern for an underlying endocrine disorder or malignancy. Spironolactone compete for the androgen receptor in the hair follicle, therefore, it is frequently used in treatment of hirsutism. We report a case, in which treatment of hirsutism with Spironolactone interfered with androstenedione immunoassay and raised unnecessary concern ab...

ea0025p329 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Hypothyroidism and adrenaleukodystrophy, a rare association

Katreddy Venkata , Bdiri Ashraf , Al-Akbar Azizul Aziz , Ashawesh Khaled

Introduction: Adrenaleukodystrophy is an X linked disorder associated with functional defect of very long fatty acid (VLFCA) oxidation leading to accumulation of VLFCA in the white matter of brain and adrenal cortex. It usually presents with adrenal insufficiency and neurological problems and has association with other autoimmune conditions reported so far including vitiligo, ulcerative colitis. We report a case of adrenaleukodystrophy, vitiligo and hypothyroidism.<p class...

ea0025p20 | Bone | SFEBES2011

Localisation studies in primary hyperparathyroidism: our experience

Katreddy Venkata , Al-akbar A N B Abduk Aziz , Bdiri Ashraf , Ball Andrew , Ashawesh Khaled

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism is not an uncommon disease with incidence of ~25–30 cases per 100 000 people, whether caused by adenoma or hyperplasia, can be cured surgically with a high rate of success. Over past decade minimally invasive surgery has become mainstay of treatment compared to traditional bilateral exploration approach. Accurate preoperative localisation of parathyroid disease is absolutely imperative for effective minimally invasive surgery....