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ea0044p8 | Adrenal and Steroids | SFEBES2016

Full characterisation of adrenal steroidogenesis by liquid-chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) in metyrapone and/or ketoconazole-treated pituitary/adrenal Cushing’s

Taylor David R , Leong Christine H M , Bhatt Aagna E , Ghataore Lea , Aylwin Simon , Whitelaw Ben , Vincent Royce P

Introduction: Pituitary and adrenal CushingÂ’s may be managed by pharmacological-inhibition of adrenal steroidogenesis, using metyrapone and/or ketoconazole. Assessment of biochemical control is challenging owing to cross-reactivity in immunoassays (e.g. cortisol and 11-deoxycortisol) leading to over/under-treatment. Off-target effects can also result, e.g. hyperandrogenism/mineralocorticoid hypertension (increased 11-deoxycorticosterone/DOC). LC-MS/MS analysis is free fro...