Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0056p1024 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2018

Post partum and non-post partum relapsing Graves’ hyperthyroidism display different response to anti-thyroid drugs

Capelli Valentina , Rotondi Mario , Coperchini Francesca , Pinto Sara , Croce Laura , Tonacchera Massimo , Chiovato Luca

Background: GravesÂ’ disease (GD) female patients in remission after a full course of methimazole (MMI) therapy are at risk for a relapse of hyperthyroidism during the post-partum (PP) period, but whether this relapse may display any peculiarity is still unknown.Aim: To compare GD patients undergoing a relapse of hyperthyroidism either in the PP period or not.Subjects and methods: Fourty-three female patients of childbearing ag...

ea0022p626 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Longitudinal combined evaluation of antipituitary antibody titer and immunofluorescence pattern is a suitable tool in predicting autoimmune hypophysitis in patients with autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes

Pane Elena , Rotondi Mario , Colella Caterina , Iacovo Assunta Dello , Mora Liliana Dalla , Bellastella Giuseppe , Sinisi Antonio Agostino , Bizzarro Antonio , Chiovato Luca , Bellastella Antonio , De Bellis Annamaria

Antipituitary antibodies (APA) are frequently present in patients with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome (APS) but their role in predicting autoimmune hypophysitis (LYH) is still discussed.To evaluate the predictive value of APA investigated by immunofluorescence for the occurrence of pituitary autoimmune dysfunction when considering together some methodological characteristics as immunostaining pattern and antibody titers, we studied 149 APA positive an...