Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0048wd5 | Workshop D: Disorders of the adrenal gland | SFEEU2017

A case of iatrogenic Cushing’s due to drug interaction

Nizar Hisham , Aylwin Simon

Case: A 29-year-old gentleman with HIV was self-administering anabolic steroids. The abrupt discontinuation of the exogenous anabolic steroids resulted in fatigue and abdominal pain. A short synacthen test confirmed adrenal insufficiency.His past medical history comprised of HIV which was stable on anti-retroviral therapy. He was commenced on Hydrocortisone 10 mg in twice daily.Over 1 year he developed clinical Cushings. Discontinu...

ea0059ep75 | Neuroendocrinology and pituitary | SFEBES2018

Unusual cause of meningioma

Nizar Hisham , Seal Leighton

Case: 60 year old transfemale had normal delivery, milestones and puberty. She developed gynaecomastia aged 14, associated obesity which resolved. As an adult she had reduced facial and body hair and reduced sexual function prior to hormone therapy but normal self-reported genitalia. She has female role from age of 24. She never had any children and was commenced female hormones 36 years ago. These were Premarin and Cyproterone Acetate which were continued post genital reconst...

ea0019p187 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2009

Management of hypocalcaemia in pregnancy

Nizar Hisham , Harrold Christopher , Jones Sharon , Milles John

A 37-year-old Asian lady was diagnosed with T3 N1b Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid and operated in 1999. Post operatively she developed hypoparathyroidism and has been on regular calcium and thyroid hormone replacement.She was on her 5th pregnancy this year. She had 2 previous Caesarian sections and 1 normal vaginal delivery. She was referred to Good Hope Hospital for obstetric care & local tertiary centre for investigation of hypocalcaemia having...

ea0019p386 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

Spurious TFT results in clinically euthyroid patients: a lesson in interference

Harrold Christopher , Nizar Hisham , Rangan S , Kennedy David , Ramachandran S

We present two cases with biochemistry results suggesting thyrotoxicosis, caused by laboratory artefacts.Case 1: A 68-year-old male with type 2 diabetes was referred with weight loss. Results showed fT4 of 30.5 and TSH of 1.07, confirmed on repeat. He had no symptoms of hyperthyroidism.Blood was sent for treatment with antibody-blocking reagents:...