Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0051p033 | Miscellaneous/other | BSPED2017

When feeding becomes excessive! An unusual case of psychogenic polydipsia

Kapoor Sonal , Greening James

Introduction: Psychogenic polydipsia is a relatively uncommon condition characterized by overconsumption of water. It is known to be prevalent amongst psychiatric patients, but less common in the general population.Case report: A previously well 18-month-old girl presented to the emergency department in status epilepticus. There was no history of fever, recent weight loss, infection, trauma or any systemic medications. Post event questioning established ...

ea0078p63 | Thyroid | BSPED2021

Conversion of hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism – an interesting U-turn

Kaninde Abhidhamma , Greening James , Subbarayan Anbezhil

Background: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Grave’s disease are the common autoimmune diseases of thyroid gland across all age groups. Some patients with autoimmune hyperthyroidism can become hypothyroid however it is rare for patients with hypothyroidism to develop Grave’s disease. Although some cases have been reported in adults, this phenomenon is very rare in the paediatric age group. Case: 13 year old Caucasian girl who was diagnosed with...

ea0051p031 | Miscellaneous/other | BSPED2017

Early puberty in Klinefelter syndrome

Vasista Pooja , Greening James , Tziaferi Vaya

Introduction: Klinefelter Syndrome (KS) is related to late puberty and infertility. Early puberty in KS is a rare occurrence; a case of early puberty in KS is presented.Case report: A 10-year old boy, diagnosed with KS (47,XXY) during investigations for learning difficulties, was referred to the endocrine clinic with a history of facial acne since the age of 8 years. His examination showed pubic hair (stage 3) with testicular volume 4–5 ml on both s...

ea0027p72 | (1) | BSPED2011

Which test to use for screening glucose intolerance in overweight/obese children?

O'Riordan Stephen , Greening James , Shenoy Savitha

Background: With the increasing prevalence of obesity and related morbidity including glucose intolerance in childhood, there remains a dispute about the best screening test to identify this early. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)/type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a multiethnic cohort of 100 overweight/obese children and adolescents in our clinic and compare the results of the screening tests.Study...

ea0078OC8.6 | Oral Communications 8 | BSPED2021

Evaluation of the diabetes education app

Swaby Rabbi , Greening James , Sachdev Pooja , Blake Holly

Introduction: Structured education is an integral part of type one diabetes care for children and young people and their families, delivered at diagnosis. There is currently no validated curriculum or outcome measures of diabetes education in the UK. We evaluated the outcome of using the diabetes education app (deapp), using flipped learning against historical practice, to determine if it conferred any benefit in our single centre.Methods: Two cohorts of...

ea0051p068 | Diabetes | BSPED2017

Review of diabetes antibody profile in children and young people with diabetes

Thanawala Nehal , Sundaram Premkumar , Tziaferi Vaitsa , Greening James

Aim: Previous studies have shown that diabetes associated antibodies are present in 85–90% of patients with Type 1 diabetes. NICE guidelines do not suggest routine use of antibodies screening at initial presentation. The aim of our study was to identify the incidence of antibody positivity in our centre and also review the clinical profile of children diagnosed with diabetes who were antibodies negative.Method: Retrospective case notes review of 243...

ea0051p073 | Diabetes | BSPED2017

Safeguarding intervention and resolution of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Kapoor Sonal , Tziaferi Vaitsa , Sundaram Prem , Greening James

Introduction: Research has shown that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in early stages if diet control is exercised. We present herewith a case of a 13-year old girl with Type 2 diabetes with a background of brain tumour, epilepsy and learning difficulties. Due to wider psychosocial issues the patient was placed in foster care. Adherence to healthy lifestyle principles led to weight loss and subsequent resolution of the Diabetes.Case report: A 5-year-old ...

ea0082wb1 | Workshop B: Disorders of growth and development | SFEEU2022

Delayed growth and puberty due to pituitary iron deposition from beta-thalassaemia major

Dales Jolyon , Bhake Ragini , Gohil Shailesh , Greening James

Introduction: The predominant management of beta-thalassemia major is repeated blood transfusions but this runs the risk of haemosiderosis leading to multiple endocrinopathies. Iron chelation therapy can reduce this risk, however universal access is poor. Case Presentation: An 18 year old male with “type 1 diabetes” was referred to Young Adult Diabetes Clinic having arrived to the UK from Syria 10 days previously. The only past medical history ...

ea0066p79 | Pituitary | BSPED2019

A case of 17 years old beta thalassaemic boy with polyendocrinopathy secondary to hemosiderosis

Moshanova Tatyana , Bhake Ragini , Webster Amy , Greening James

The main-stay management of Beta thalassaemia major is blood transfusion but this carries a risk of endocrinopathy from hemosiderosis in endocrine organs. Iron chelation therapy aims to mitigate this risk. Access to this therapy isn’t available in some healthcare systems. Known Syrian refugee diagnosed with Beta thalassaemia major in infancy referred via the refugee medical services for thalassaemia management. There was previous history of intermittent transfusion suppor...

ea0039ep49 | Diabetes | BSPED2015

HbA1c: is it a reliable measure of glycaemic control in all patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus?

Vasista Pooja , Tziaferi Vaya , Greening James , Sundaram Prem

Introduction: HbA1c levels are used as objective long-term measure of glycaemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Regular HbA1c measurement helps us to formulate the management and education to the patients and carers. But, in rare cases, it might not prove reliable, as in our case report.Case report: A 4 years old girl with known T1DM and autoimmune hyperthyroidism, had mitral valve repair for mitral valve regurgitation. She was ...