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ea0022p224 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

Graves' disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, hypoparathyroidism: autoimmune polyglandular syndrome or coincidence?

Melcescu Eugen , Kemp Elizabeth H , Majithia Vikas , Vijayakumar Vani , Uwaifo Gabriel I , Koch Christian A

Data on coexisting Graves’ disease (GD), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and hypoparathyroidism (hypop) are limited. Scanty case reports have described hypoparathyr or hypothyroidism (late complication) following external irradiation to the neck. The thyroid and parathyroid glands may be sensitive to the immunologic or irradiation damage.A 34-year old AA woman presented with tetanic-like cramps, easy skin bruising, fatigue, weight gain, nocturia...

ea0022p429 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Ectopic Cushing’s syndrome caused by a well differentiated ACTH-secreting neuroendocrine carcinoma of the ileum

Singer Joerg , Koch Christian A , Bartels Michael , Aigner Thomas , Lincke Thomas , Fasshauer Mathias , Paschke Ralf

Cushing’s syndrome can be caused by adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting solid tumors. We report a rare case of an ileal endocrine carcinoma that produced ACTH and induced hypercortisolism. A now 47-year-old male patient presented at the age of 41 with perspiration, weight gain, tremor and general fatigue. Diabetes mellitus and hypercortisolism was diagnosed by laboratory testing. Further examinations revealed ectopic Cushing’s syndrome. The search for the location ...