Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0031p382 | Thyroid | SFEBES2013

An unusual association with autoimmune hypothyroidism

Overend Louise , Furlong Niall , McNulty Steven

Background: Untreated hypothyroidism may be associated with cutaneous signs including coarse, dry skin and hair loss. Myxoedema (also known as thyroid dermopathy) is usually associated with Graves’ thyrotoxicosis but has been reported in patients with hypothyroidism. We describe an unusual skin disorder in a patient with autoimmune hypothyroidism, initially misdiagnosed as myxoedema.Case: A 41-year-old female with an extensive medical history includ...

ea0031p311 | Pituitary | SFEBES2013

White matter changes on magnetic resonance imaging in Klinefelter syndrome

Beeharry Deepa , Iqbal Amena , Overend Louise , Srinivas-Shankar Upendram

Introduction: Klinefelter syndrome may involve multiple organ systems. The CNS, magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI) findings (white matter changes, reduction in ventricular volume and brain size) are under recognised.We present the case report of a 47-year-old man with schizophrenia who presented with a 4-month history of lethargy, self-neglect and decline in cognitive function. Brain MRI revealed abnormal white matter changes in left frontal and temp...

ea0028p5 | Bone | SFEBES2012

Bone mineral density in a clinic-based cohort of hypogonadal men

McLorinan Joanna , Overend Louise , Mason Ryan , Mohamed Yunus Ajmal , McNulty Steven , Furlong Niall , Srinivas-Shankar Upendram

Background: Male hypogonadism is associated with reduction in bone mineral density (BMD). This study aimed to determine the epidemiology of low BMD in a clinic-based cohort of hypogonadal men.Methods: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional observational study of 152 patients (≥18 years with testosterone(T) ≤11 nmol/L) who were consequently reviewed in an endocrine clinic. Data was extracted from electronic patient records and included base...

ea0028p293 | Reproduction | SFEBES2012

Prevalence of modifiable risk factors among a clinic-based cohort of secondary hypogonadal men

Mclorinan Joanna , Overend Louise , Mohamed Yunus Ajmal , Mason Ryan , McNulty Steven , Furlong Niall , Srinivas-Shankar Upendram

Background: Male hypogonadism is commonly caused by hypothalamo-pituitary testicular disease. The effect of modifiable risk factors (obesity, alcohol, smoking, prescribed medications and recreational drugs) on secondary hypogonadism in a clinic-based cohort is unclear. The aim of this study was to ascertain the prevalence and effects of modifiable risk factors on secondary hypogonadism.Method: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional observational study...

ea0028p327 | Steroids | SFEBES2012

Medroxyprogesterone acetate-induced Adrenal Insufficiency

Overend Louise , McLorinan Joanna , Mason Ryan , Yunus Ajmal , Srinivas-Shankar Upendram

Case History: We report the case history of a 64-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital for evaluation of unsteadiness associated with postural hypotension. There was no history of headache, visual blurring, weight loss, diarrhoea or steroid treatment. She was taking high dose medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) 100 mg three times per day for 5 years following diagnosis of complex hyperplasia on endometrial biopsy for postmenopausal bleeding. Her past history included ischa...