hrp0095rfc2.5 | Bone, Growth Plate and Mineral Metabolism | ESPE2022

Bone biopsy histomorphometric features of vertebral changes in sickle cell disease.

Sakka Sophia , Nadar Ruchi , Inusa Baba , Cocca Alessandra , Santos Rui , Cheung Moira

Background: Vertebral changes such as biconcave end plate depressions are well described in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). However, as vertebral height reductions are a marker of osteoporosis in children, we aimed to determine whether these could present underlying osteoporosis, by performing transiliac bone biopsies in two patients.Case 1: A 13-year-old female with SCD, presented with back pain. She had delaye...

hrp0095p1-219 | Bone, Growth Plate and Mineral Metabolism | ESPE2022

Use of Zoledronic acid in children with sickle cell disease: a single centre experience

Nadar Ruchi , Santos Rui , Cheung Moira , Cocca Alessandra , Inusa Baba , Sakka Sophia

Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) often suffer from back pain and present with vertebral changes, but the use of bisphosphonates is poorly reported. We present our experience on treating six children with SCD with Zoledronate in a tertiary paediatric endocrinology and haematology centre.Population: Six children with SCD were treated with zoledronate infusions between the years 2016-2021. All children had a history of significant mi...

hrp0095p2-139 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism | ESPE2022

A stormy neonatal course

Brown Katie , Kaninde Abhidhamma , Law James , Nadar Ruchi , Saraff Vrinda , Mohamed Zainaba

Introduction: Neonatal thyrotoxicosis (NT) is rare but potentially life-threatening condition with high mortality risk due to cardiac failure(12-20%). Affected neonates are born to mothers with underlying thyroid pathology. Estimated prevalence of trans-placental transfer of thyroid antibodies occurs 1 in every 70 pregnancies with Graves’ disease. Symptoms in the neonate usually manifest by 10 days of life but this can be as late as day 45. We discuss tw...