publication . Report . Article . 2002

Primary adrenal insufficiency due to autoimmune adrenalitis

Gianina Izquierdo; Santiago Muzzo; S Verbeke;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Aug 2002
  • Publisher: Sociedad Médica de Santiago
Abstract
We report a 10 years old boy, admitted with a history of asthenia, anorexia and weight loss of 4 kg. Initial laboratory work up showed metabolic acidosis and hyponatremia. The patient had no circadian rhythm of serum cortisol and an adrenal stimulation test confirmed the presence of adrenal insufficiency. Anti-adrenal antibodies were positive. Treatment with cortisol and fluorocortisone resulted in a complete remission of symptoms (Rev Méd Chile 2002; 130: 901-6).
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