Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020p91 | Thyroid | ECE2009

Evaluation of chronic urticaria in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease

Vassilatou Evangeline , Hadjidakis Dimitrios , Mellios Anagnostis , Makris Michael , Chliva Ekaterini , Economopoulos Theophanis , Kalogeromitros Dimitrios

Background: Chronic urticaria (CU) is defined as recurrent episodes of hives with or without angioedema of at least 6 weeksÂ’ duration; in almost 40% of the cases an underlying autoimmune process is implicated. Increased prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) has been reported in patients with CU, however the clinical significance of this finding remains controversial. Moreover, data concerning the prevalence of CU in patients with ATD are few.<p class="abstext...

ea0020p389 | Diabetes and Cardiovascular | ECE2009

Prevalence of atopic profile in patients with type 1, type 2 and LADA diabetes mellitus

Hatziagelaki Erifili , Koti Ioanna , Sideri Kyriaki , Makris Michael , Chliva Ekaterini , Economopoulos Theofanis , Kalogeromitros Dimitrios

Background: The existing information about an association between allergic diseases and diabetes mellitus is rather conflicting. However, a few studies demonstrated an inverse relationship between atopic diseases and the risk to develop type1 diabetes mellitus.Objective: The aim of the present study was to analyze the frequency of allergic diseases in patients with type 1, type 2 and LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) diabetes mellitus and to ev...

ea0037ep303 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

Fragility fractures as the initial manifestation of indolent systemic mastocytosis

Vassilatou Evangeline , Gavoyiannakis Nickolas , Chatzipetrou Alexia , Koulias Christoforos , Makris Michael , Garoflos Eustathios , Hadjidakis Dimitrios , Rigopoulos Dimitrios , Dimitriadis George

Introduction: Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is a rare disorder characterised by clonal proliferation of abnormal mast cells in several tissues, most often skin and bone marrow. Indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM) is the commonest disease variant in adults, characterised by very low rate of mast cell proliferation. SM has been recognised as a cause of secondary osteoporosis.Objective: To evaluate bone mineral density and fragility fractures in ISM patients....