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ea0026p637 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Diabetes and A1C. How a hemoglobin variant affect A1C test: a case report

Alves M , Bastos M , Ribeiro M , Santos J , Vieira A , Gouveia S , Saraiva J , Carvalheiro M

Introduction: Glycated hemoglobin A1c (A1C) is used for diagnosis and monitoring diabetic patients. The precision of A1C assay methods is affected by the presence of hemoglobin variants. About 7% of world population is asymptomatic carrier of these variants.Case report: PCIMR, woman, 42 years old, caucasian, followed in consultation for obesity, primary hypothyroidism and bipolar disorder. Had family history of obesity and sudden death of her father at 5...

ea0026p633 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Lower limb Merkel cell carcinoma with a single metastasis in a thyroid nodule

Martins R , Couto J , Santos A P , Ribeiro M , Giesteira L , Polinario A , Torres I

Introduction: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive cutaneous malignancy, affecting predominantly caucasian and older individuals (slight male predominance). This neoplasm is associated with a high risk of local recurrence and regional lymph node involvement. Distant metastases are less frequent; they were described in liver, bone, CNS, skin, lung and spleen. The authors describe a clinical case of Merkel cell carcinoma with a single metastasis in a thyroid nodule....