Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Clinical Case 91: Answer and Discussion

A twitter poll question I had asked


The answer is all of the above. There are several agents that interfere the workup for pheochromocytoma and can interfere with the catecholamine and dopamine pathway. The comprehensive list is listed below.

Tricyclic antidepressants, phenoxybenzamine, labetelol can affect the measurement of both catecholamines and metanpehrines

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors and buspirone affects mainly the metanephrine measurements

Caffeine, L-Dopa, Carbidopa mainly affect the catecholamine assays

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