Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0025p47 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2011

Severe hirsutism of rapid onset in an 81-year-old female

Rajendran Rajesh , Richardson Tristan

An 81-year-old lady was referred with a 2-month history of frontal balding and hirsutism over the face and chest that required daily shaving. Her symptoms were progressing weekly. She did not have any history of hot flushes, voice changes or weight loss. Clinical examination revealed marked hirsutism over the face, neck, upper back, thorax and abdomen with a fullness in the right iliac fossa. She had a past medical history of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.<p class=...

ea0025p315 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Outcomes of radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism: 1 year follow up survey in subjects attending a general hospital endocrine clinic

Rajendran Rajesh , Verdaguer Ramona , Coppini David

Aim: Retrospective survey on outcomes of 131I therapy in subjects with hyperthyroidism.Methods: We analysed the outcomes at 1 year, of 55 episodes of 131I therapy in 52 patients (36 males, 15 females) who were treated between January 2007 and January 2009.Results: At 1 year post 131I therapy, 31 (56.3%) subjects were hypothyroid (median age 54 years), 14 (25.5%) were euthyroid (median age 69 years) ...

ea0025p46 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2011

A case of Di George’s syndrome presenting in late adulthood

Brewster Sarah , Rajendran Rajesh , Coppini David , Richardson Tristan

Introduction: Di George’s syndrome is a rare congenital disease that is usually diagnosed in childhood due to its presentation with velo-cardio-facial abnormalities.Case report: A 42-year-old man was incidentally found to be hypocalcaemic (corrected calcium 1.71 mmol/l) during a ‘well-man check’. A subsequent parathyroid hormone (PTH) was inappropriately low at 0.8 pmol/l (reference range 0.5–4.4 pmol/l).He was ...

ea0025p48 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2011

Hypercortisolaemia in congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a diagnostic dilemma

Rajendran Rajesh , Morton John , Begley Joe , Fadl Abubakr , Richardson Tristan

Case report: A 67-year-old female with untreated congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-hydoxylase deficiency) was diagnosed with bilateral vulval carcinomata. She was referred to another unit with serum sodium of 121 mmol/l, potassium 4.6 mmol/l and 17-hydroxyprogesterone of 714 nmol/l (0–14 nmol/l). A short synacthen test performed in the evening demonstrated a baseline cortisol of 558 nmol/l, rising to 643 nmol/l at 80 min. The baseline cortisol was deemed adequate but in ...