Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0066p85 | Thyroid | BSPED2019

Paediatric Graves disease – management in a District General Hospital

Viswanath Vidya , Matei Cristina

Background: Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis in children. The prevalance is 1 in 10 000 among children. It is important to reinforce the awareness amongst clinicians as patients can present with wide range of clinical symptoms. The range of presentations in our study included a child treated for one year for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to a child who had diarrhoea and abdominal pain and presented as appendicitis i...

ea0066p39 | Diabetes 3 | BSPED2019

Paediatric diabetic ketoacidosis (dka)-management in a district general hospital

Viswanath Vidya , Mallya Meera , Matei Cristina

Background: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can have significant morbidity and mortality in children and young people (CYP). Its management is very well standardised, based on National Guidance (National Institute of Clinical Excellence – NICE). In the UK, CYP DKA Guidelines have been reviewed in 2015 in order to reduce the risks of cerebral oedema. There have been concerns that the new recommended fluid management has the potential to increase the risk of acute kidney injury...

ea0066p42 | Diabetes 4 | BSPED2019

Newly diagnosed diabetes – incidence, presenting features and lessons learnt

Mallya Meera , Viswanath Vidya , Matei Cristina

Introduction: The incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is increasing, affecting approximately 1 in 500 children and young people (CYP) under 19 years of age. The diagnosis of diabetes, as well as initial investigations and management is standardised, based on national guidance. Initial education and management have huge importance for long-term glycaemic control. We review the practice in our hospital, to establish our compliance and any deviations from the guidelines. We also ...

ea0078p28 | Diabetes | BSPED2021

Diabetic Ketoacidosis with severe hypokalaemia and persistent hypernatremia in an adolescent girl with Covid-19

Viswanath Vidya , Badawy Mohammed , Khetriwal Babita , Pradhan Swati , Williams Rachel , Pathan Nazima , Marcovecchio Loredana

Introduction: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) remains a common presentation of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of presentation in DKA increased. Electrolyte abnormalities can occur during DKA treatment, but they are uncommon at presentation. We report a teenage girl with new-onset T1D presenting in severe DKA, complicated by profound hypokalaemia and hypernatremia. Case Report: A previously healthy 13-year-old girl was ...