Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p27 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

The utility of routine biochemistry in detecting vitamin D deficiency in South Asians with and without type 2 diabetes

Tahrani A , Ball A , Shepherd L , Rahim A , Bates A

Background: Vitamin-D deficiency and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are common in South Asians (SA). The diagnosis of a vitamin-D deficiency in the setting of a chronic disease depends on a high index of suspicion and adequate investigation. This involves bone profile, occasionally in conjunction with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D. The ability of routine investigations to identify vitamin-D deficient patients have not been widely studied.Aims: To assess the ability o...

ea0019p67 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Secondary ovarian failure in a patient with prolonged anorexia

Kennedy A , Shepherd L , Hughes D , Rahim A , Bates A , Bellary S

The association of low body weight due to excessive exercise and/or eating disorders, and hypothalamic amenorrhoea is well documented. Delayed or arrest of puberty may occur if low body weight occurs before or during puberty. Normal menstruation is restored once a healthy body weight is regained. In this case, body weight normalised but ovarian function did not.A 34-year-old woman attended our thyroid clinic for subclinical hypothyroidism following an ep...

ea0013p28 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2007

Pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1B complicated by parathyroid bone disease and clubbing

Palin Suzanne L , Shepherd Lisa M , Rahim Asad , Dyer Philip H , Bates Andrew S

Type 1B pseudohypoparathyroidism is characterised by renal resistance to parathyroid hormone in the absence of other endocrine or physical abnormalities. We present a 36-year-old lady with pseudohypoparathyroidism diagnosed aged seven following seizures with hypocalcaemia, hyperphosphataemia, elevated alkaline phosphatase, elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) at 700 pg/mL (<120) and no cyclic AMP response to bovine PTH. There was no family history or diagnostic phenotypic fe...