hrp0082p3-d3-655 | Autoimmune Endocrine Disease | ESPE2014

A Conservative Approach to the Management of Endocrine Neoplasia in Carney Complex in an Adolescent Male

Frerichs Carley , Didi Mohammed , Abernethy Laurence , Kenny Simon , Ellis Ian , Blair Joanne

Background: Carney complex (CC) is a rare, dominantly inherited condition due to mutations of the tumour suppressor gene PRKAR1A. Endocrine manifestations include: Cushing’s syndrome (CS) due to primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, pituitary adenomas, testicular neoplasms, thyroid tumours, and ovarian cysts. The management of some of these tumours is controversial.Objective and hypotheses: To describe conservative management of CC.<...

hrp0082p2-d1-287 | Bone | ESPE2014

Case report: A Novel mutation in the Calcium Sensing Receptor in a Welsh Family with Hypercalcaemia

Soni Astha , Frerichs Carley , Ramakrishnan Renuka , Dharmaraj Poonam

Background: Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia (FHH) is an autosomal dominant disorder due to inactivating mutations in the calcium sensing receptor (CASR). FHH is generally benign with asymptomatic hypercalcaemia, low urinary calcium excretion and normal or mildly elevated PTH.Objective and hypotheses: We report a novel mutation in CASR in a family with three generations affected with hypercalcaemia.Method: A 15 -month-old boy ...

hrp0082p2-d3-510 | Perinatal and Neonatal Endocrinology | ESPE2014

Neonates with Acute Kidney Injury Continue to be at Risk of Iatrogenic Iodine Toxicity and Hypothyroidism with Attendant Risk to the Developing Brain

Frerichs Carley , Holt Richard , Morgan Henry , Jones Caroline , Didi Mohammed

Background: There are published recommendations for neonates to avoid exposure to iodine. Iodine is trapped by the thyroid gland from the blood stream and used for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Any excess is excreted almost entirely in the urine. Acute kidney injury, especially anuria places infants at risk of toxicity when exposed to iodine and paradoxical hypothyroidism can occur (Wolff–Chaikoff effect). Hypothyroidism of sufficient severity to seriously put the br...

hrp0082p3-d2-682 | Bone (1) | ESPE2014

Cautionary Tales in the Management of Transient Neonatal Hypoparathyroidism

Mulvey Ian Robert , Frerichs Carley , Dharmaraj Poonam , Ramakrishnan Renuka

Background: Transient hypoparathyroidism is a recognised cause of hypocalcaemia during the neonatal period and difficult to differentiate from permanent forms.Objective and hypotheses: We present the challenges of monitoring and managing neonates with hypocalcaemia and inappropriately low PTH.Method: Cases 1 and 2 had congenital heart disease (CHD) but were FISH negative for 22q11 deletion. Both were treated with supplemental doses...

hrp0086p1-p371 | Gonads &amp; DSD P1 | ESPE2016

Androgen Profile Differs to Adults in Adolescent Girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Frerichs Carley , Das Urmi , Garden Ann , Williams Cara , Dharmaraj Poonam , Didi Mohammed , Ramakrishnan Renuka , Blair Jo

Background: Diagnostic criteria for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are well established in the adult population, but may not be appropriate for adolescent girls. Clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism is one important diagnostic criterion. Screening for hyperandrogenism is often restricted to measurements of testosterone in adult practice. It was our impression that this strategy would under-diagnose PCOS in our adolescent population.Objective ...

hrp0086p1-p828 | Syndromes: Mechanisms and Management P1 | ESPE2016

A Study of Bone Health Index (BHI) in Girls with Turners Syndrome

Frerichs Carley , Jenkinson Carly , Povall Anne , Abernethy Laurence , Das Urmi , Ramakrishnan Renuka , Senniappan Senthil , Didi Mohammed , Blair Jo

Background: Turners Syndrome (TS) is associated with osteoporosis in later life. ‘BoneXpert’ has enabled the automated assessment of bone age (BA) and Bone Health Index (BHI). Strong correlations between BoneXpert BHI and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and peripheral quantitative computed CT measurements are reported. BoneXpert produces a standard deviation score for BHI (BHI-SD) relative to a healthy cohort of children according to BA.Object...

hrp0082p3-d3-658 | Autoimmune Endocrine Disease | ESPE2014

Increasing Testicular Size due to Bilateral Large Cell Calcifying Sertoli Cell Tumours in a Peri-Pubertal Child with Carney Complex

Geoghegan Sarah , Morrissey Rose , Moore Michael , O'Sullivan M , Murphy Michelle , Irvine Alan , O'Riordan Stephen , Quinn Fergal , O'Connell Susan

Background: Carney complex (CNC) is a rare multi endocrine neoplasia syndrome associated with endocrine and non-endocrine tumours. Three types of testicular tumour have been described; large cell calcifying Sertoli tumours (LCCST), Leydig cell tumours and testicular tumours of adrenal origin. LCCST is a rare benign stromal tumour, which has been observed in 41% of males affected with CNC, usually appearing in the first decade of life. It can be hormonally active, presenting wi...

hrp0086p2-p786 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology P2 | ESPE2016

Association between Congenital Hypopituitarism and Agenesis of the Internal Carotid Artery: A Case Report

Cocca Alessandra , Carney Olivia , Hulse Tony

Background: The abnormalities of the Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) are very rare phenomenona and the agenesis, in particular, has an estimated incidence of 0,01% among the general population. It could also be associated with another rare condition: the congenital hypopituitarism.Objective and hypotheses: To describe a very rare case characterized by the association between congenital hypopituitarism and abnormalities of the internal carotid artery.<p...

hrp0094p1-98 | Thyroid A | ESPE2021

Hypothyroid Screening in Children with Down Syndrome - A Service Evaluation

Harley Rachael , Smith Sarah , Hamza Sherin , Shaikh M. Guftar ,

Background: Individuals with Down Syndrome are at an increased risk of developing thyroid disease. Given that thyroid disorders represent a preventable cause of neurodevelopmental impairment, early detection and treatment are essential to maximise cognitive abilities in this already impaired population. This service evaluation sought to assess the efficacy of the Down Syndrome Hypothyroid Screening programme in its uptake and subsequent diagnosis of hypothyroi...

hrp0084pl3 | New advances in human evolution from the analysis of ancient genomes | ESPE2015

New Advances on Human Evolution from the Analysis of Ancient Genomes

Lalueza-Fox Carles

New developments in massive sequencing techniques allow now the generation of an unprecedented amount of genomic data, including the generation of complete ancient genomes. Among those, the Neandertal and Denisovan genomes, dated between 40 000 and 50 000 years ago, are shedding new light on evolutionary processes such as the genetic basis of archaic hominins and modern humans specific adaptations -including morphological, metabolical and behavioural traits- as well as the ext...