Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0085p94 | Thyroid | BSPED2022

Don’t make a drama out of a Crisis!

Thompson Karen , Abid Noina

Introduction: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of acquired hypothyroidism in children and adolescents affecting ten time more females than males. Diagnosis is based on clinical features and antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (TPO) or thyroglobulin (TG). Addison’s is an autoimmune disease resulting in primary adrenal insufficiency. It is extremely rare in children and easily misdiagnosed. Levothyroxine may precipitate adrenal crisis in individuals w...

ea0095oc6.1 | Oral Communications 6 | BSPED2023

An audit on improving the endocrine management of patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

McKenna Martha , Stevenson Kim , Campbell Emma , Douglas Isobel , Thompson Karen , Abid Noina , Tirupathi Sandya

Introduction: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive neuromuscular disorder causing progressive muscular degeneration and weakness. The survival of patients with DMD has improved with multi-disciplinary team input. Sub-specialties have moved towards anticipatory diagnostic and therapeutic strategies which focus on prevention and treatment of modifiable disease complications. Endocrine complications of DMD include impaired growth, delayed pu...