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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...

ea0026p653 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Maltose interference in the determination of blood glucose levels by test strips based on glucose dehydrogenase-PQQ method: a case report

Belo S , Rodrigues P , Alves M , Neves C , Magalhaes A , Carvalho D

Background: The different systems for monitoring capillary blood glucose levels may suffer interference from various substances.Case report: Male patient, 48 years old, with history of hypertension, dyslipidemia and previous smoking. He presented also type 1 diabetes mellitus, with 37 years of progress, with diabetic retinopathy, kidney failure, in peritoneal dialysis since 2009, and ischemic heart disease (myocardial infarction in 2005). He was treated ...

ea0029p1328 | Paediatric endocrinology | ICEECE2012

Short stature due to late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Rodrigues P. , Souto S. , Costa S. , Moura R. , Alves D. , Freitas P. , Correia C. , Costa C. , Fontoura M.

Introduction: Precocious pubarche is defined as pubic hair onset before age eight in girls and age nine in boys. In 5–20% of cases the cause is late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LO-CAH), which is due mainly to non-classic 21-hydroxylase deficiency. If not promptly diagnosed, it can lead to accelerated bone maturation, short final height, and in adulthood to severe acne, hirsutism and infertility.Case report: Adolescent male, 15 years-old, h...

ea0026p610 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Cholestatic jaundice methimazole-induced or secondary to heart failure?

Souto S B , Rodrigues P , Belo S , Nogueira C , Magalhaes A , Castedo J L , Carvalho-Braga D , Carvalho D

Methimazole-induced cholestatic jaundice is a rare adverse effect, dose-dependent, occurring within the first 3 months of use, usually reversible within 3 months after discontinuing drug therapy.Case report: Woman, 64 years, history of hyperthiroidism since August 2009, under therapy with methimazole 5 mg/day. The patient was referred to endocrinology department in March 2010, with history of heart failure, atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes mellitus, ...

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...

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...