Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0038p429 | Steroids | SFEBES2015

Liquorice induced hypermineralocorticoidism – a case report from Midyorkshire Hospitals NHS trust

Shankaran Vani , Freeman Mark

Background: Excessive ingestion of Liquorice produces a state of apparent mineralocorticoid excess may result in sodium and water retention, hypertension, hypokalemia and suppression of the renin-aldosterone system. Yorkshire is famous for Liquorice confectionaries. In this paper we discuss about a patient with persistent hypokalemia secondary to excessive liquorice.Case report: Fifty years old lady referred by GP with one year history of hypertension on...

ea0025p325 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Iodine induced thyrotoxicosis: the danger of over the counter slimming aids

Bachuwar Ravikumar , Freeman Mark

Over recent years, the numbers of commercially available slimming aids have increased dramatically. Whilst the majority of these aids are harmless, their interaction with normal physiology is either not understood or not brought to the attention of the customer. We report the case of a 45-year-old woman who presented with clinical and biochemical thyrotoxicosis (fT4 31.5 pmol/l, fT3 14.3 pmol/l, TSH <0.02 mIU/l). She had elevated TPO antibodies (51 IU...

ea0021p77 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

A rare cause of a common problem

King Rhodri , Khan Sam , Rajeswaran C , Freeman Mark

A 24-year-old Asian lady with no past medical history was admitted under the surgical team with right sided abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, postural dizziness and weight loss. She was give trimethoprim for a possible urinary tract infection along with paracetamol, tramadol and diclofenac. Blood tests on admission demonstrated normal renal, liver and thyroid function, a normal C-reactive protein and full blood count and a low sodium of 131 mmol/l. An abdominal ultrasound w...