Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0026p612 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Iatrogenic hypoadrenalism: a case report

Mesquita J , Varela A , Magalhaes A , Correia F , Carvalho D

Introduction: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease with a prevalence of 0.6 to 4.8%. Among the possible treatments, we highlight topic corticosteroids that can cause not only different local side effects (skin fragility and atrophy, striae, purpura, acne, telangiectasia, hypertrichosis) but also systemic side effects, including diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HT), Cushing’s syndrome and hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HHA) axis suppression.<p class="abs...

ea0029p398 | Clinical case reports - Pituitary/Adrenal | ICEECE2012

Endocrine hypertension due to primary aldosteronism

Rodrigues P. , Mesquita J. , Souto S. , Belo S. , Morgado P. , Varela A. , Castedo J. , Magalhaes , Carvalho D.

Introduction: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is currently believed to be the most frequent form of secondary endocrine hypertension, accounting for 5–10% of all hypertensive patients. After confirming the diagnosis, adrenal venous sampling (AVS) is considered the most accurate means of distinguishing between unilateral and bilateral adrenal disease.Case report: Female patient, 36 years-old, referred to an Endocrinology appointment in May 2009 due to lef...

ea0029p1363 | Pituitary Clinical | ICEECE2012

Familial isolated pituitary adenoma: review of four families

Belo S. , Mesquita J. , Nogueira C. , Magalhaes A. , Basto M. , Pereira J. , Carvalho D.

Introduction: Pituitary adenomas are frequent brain tumors, with prevalence of about 1:1000. Most occur sporadically. The familial forms represent 5% of cases. These can be found associated with other endocrine neoplasia (MEN 1, Carney complex, MEN 4) or as a clinical isolated entity – FIPA. This is characterized by the presence of pituitary tumors in two or more family members, in the absence of features of other endocrine syndromes. AIP gene mutation, which may or may n...

ea0026p613 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Diabetes insipidus in the context of sarcoidosis: a case report

Mesquita J , Rodrigues P , Belo S , Sousa A , Varela A , Magalhaes A , Castedo J L , Melo N , Mota Patricia , Carvalho Davide

Introduction: Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology with a prevalence of 10–20/100 000 individuals and affects mainly young adults. Neurological involvement occurs in about 5% of the cases and it can affect the hypothalamic–pituitary axis. In this case, the most common endocrine manifestations are hyperprolactinemia and diabetes insipidus.Case report: A 44-year-old male patient complaining of not feeling well and d...

ea0029p379 | Clinical case reports - Pituitary/Adrenal | ICEECE2012

Acromegaly, primary hyperparathyroidism and renal cell carcinoma

Nogueira C. , Vinha E. , Mesquita J. , Belo S. , Capela J. , Pereira J. , Coutinho H. , Castro L. , Souto-Moura C. , Resende A. , Bernardes I. , Carvalho D.

Introduction: Acromegaly is a rare disorder and sporadic cases are the most frequent. It can also occur in association with genetic syndromes, such as Carney complex, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1), MEN-1 like syndrome, isolated familial acromegaly and familial isolated pituitary adenomas.Case report: Thirty five -year-old man was observed in 1994 for gynecomastia. Acromegaly was diagnosed based on clinical, biochemical (IGF1 1094.7 ng/ml, b...

ea0026p403 | Thyroid (non cancer) | ECE2011

Thyroid nodules in children: review of 67 patients

Mesquita J , Lima S Paco , Matos M J , Neiva F , Pauperio S , Martins S , Costa C , Correia C Castro , Carvalho Davide , Fontoura Manuel

Introduction: Thyroid nodules in children and adolescents are less prevalent, but entail greater risk of malignancy than in adults. Most are asymptomatic because they are associated with normal thyroid function, but their prevalence is increasing due to the incidental diagnosis by neck ultrasound.Aims: To evaluate the characteristics of a pediatric population with thyroid nodules submitted to fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy.Met...

ea0026p720 | Diabetes (epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2011

Diagnostic criteria for glucose homeostasis abnormalities in obese patients: are there any differences?

Mesquita J , Rodrigues P , Nogueira C , Belo S , Esteves C , Matos M J , Varela A , Freitas P , Queiros Joana , Correia Flora , Oliveira Bruno , Ferreira de Almeida Manuel , Guimaraes Joao Tiago , Medina Jose Luis , Carvalho Davide

Introduction: The course of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is insidious and, before its development, other glucose homeostasis abnormalities can be detected: impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and elevation of HbA1c.Aims: To compare the prevalence of glucose homeostasis abnormalities in obese patients, using diagnostic criteria of American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2009, ADA 2010 and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2...