Adrenal Insufficiency

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OBJECTIVES:

  • Diagnose adrenal insufficiency
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary/tertiary adrenal insufficiency
  • Understand principles of management of adrenal insufficiency

Board set-up and Pathophysiology Review:
Primary Adrenal Insufficiency:
Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency:
Tertiary Adrenal Insufficiency:

Clinical signs/symptoms:
Diagnosis:
Treatment:

How do you treat adrenal crisis? 


TAKE HOME POINTS:


REFERENCES:

  1. Bancos, I et al. Diagnosis and management of adrenal insufficiency. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. 2015; 3: 216-26.
  2. Charmandari, E, Nicolaides, NC & Chrousos, GP. Adrenal Insufficiency. Lancet. 2014; 383: 2152-67.