Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0021p43 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Testosterone replacement in the setting of Finasteride therapy: a therapeutic dilemma

Hariman Christian , Varadhan Laks , Walker Adrian , Varughese George

Introduction: Benign prostatic hypertrophy is common amongst elderly men, and usually treated with the testosterone blocker, finasteride. However, the treatment of such a condition alongside hypo-pituitarism and low testosterone levels presents with a therapeutic dilemma.Case report: An 88-year-old gentleman who was admitted following recurrent episodes of confusion and falls was found to have a serum sodium level of 114 mmol/l, serum osmolality of 258 m...

ea0021p44 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Addison's disease unmasking an occult systemic cause for cerebral ischaemic event

Hariman Christian , Varadhan Laks , Natarajan Indira , Walker Adrian , Varughese George

Introduction: Cerebral ischaemic events in young patients due to patent foramen ovale are rare. A more plausible diagnosis had clouded the initial management and diagnosis of such a case in a young male patient.Case report: A 19-year-old gentleman was admitted with vomiting and profound hyponatraemia of 99 mmol/l. He was diagnosed to have AddisonÂ’s disease (with positive adrenal antibodies) following a flat short synacthen test. He warranted ITU adm...