Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0074ncc39 | Highlighted Cases | SFENCC2021

A rare case of Carbimazole induced peripheral neuropathy

Rich Laura

Section 1: Case history: A 55 year woman presented with a one month history of fatigue, anxiety, tremor and diarrhoea. She was diagnosed with Grave’s thyrotoxicosis and commenced on Carbimazole 30 mg daily. Thyroid hormones normalised, but after three weeks of therapy she developed rapidly progressive ascending numbness and weakness predominantly affecting her legs. Examination revealed distal symmetrical lower motor neurone weakness and widespread loss of light touch sensatio...

ea0091wc16 | Workshop C: Disorders of the thyroid gland | SFEEU2023

A case of thyrotoxic hypokalaemic periodic paralysis presenting to the emergency department

Down Andrew , Rich Laura

A 35 year old Asian man presented to the emergency department on several occasions with episodes of severe muscle weakness, affecting his arms and legs, to the point he was unable to walk or stand. He was found to be hypokalaemic on both occasions, at 2.3mmol/l and 3.0mmol/l respectively, and his weakness gradually improved with potassium replacement. He gave a history of two years of intermittent weakness and stiffness of the limbs which typically occurred at night or after l...

ea0038p346 | Pituitary | SFEBES2015

Silent corticotroph adenoma presenting with severe visual loss

Rich Laura , Thomas Julia , Grieve Joan

A 51-year-old man presented to an optometrist with a 3-week history of visual impairment following a minor headache. He was found to have reduced visual acuity 6/24 in both eyes and a dense bitemporal hemianopia and was referred urgently to Musgrove Park Emergency Department. MRI brain showed a cystic bleed from a pituitary macroadenoma, 30 mm in diameter, with compression of the optic chiasm. He had no clinical features of Cushing’s or other hormone excess or deficiency ...