hypoadrenalism


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a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin

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The low dose ACTH stimulation test is less sensitive than the overnight metyrapone test for the diagnosis of secondary hypoadrenalism.
Previous reports of patients with secondary hypoadrenalism due to lymphocytic hypophysitis and thyrotoxicosis due to thyroiditis demonstrated hypercalcemia (38).
Therefore, it is unlikely that the observed decrease in urinary free cortisol excretion in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment was attributable to hypoadrenalism.
Oral glucocorticoids (FDA category C) have not been adequately studied in humans but have been associated with infant hypoadrenalism and other risks.
Oral glucocorticoids (category C) have not been adequately studied in humans but have been associated with infant hypoadrenalism and other risks.
A 9-year-old boy with a history of dysmorphic features and hypoadrenalism presented with right shoulder pain and fever in July 1994.
Infants born to mothers taking substantial oral corticosteroid doses during pregnancy should be monitored for signs of hypoadrenalism.
I do not prescribe rauwolfia to patients who show symptoms of hypoadrenalism unless they have higher blood pressure, faster pulse, and symptoms of nervous anxiety.
The hypoadrenalism in AMN can be sufficiently treated with corticosteroids as in Addison's disease; however, the correction of the hypoadrenal state does not change the progressive course of neurological symptoms.
In patients with hypoadrenalism, administration of pregnenolone in doses of 10-60 mg in the morning may also be beneficial.
No symptoms or signs of hypoadrenalism were observed in keeping with the continued secretion of the active glucocorticoid corticosterone, as with congenital deficiency of 17 alpha hydroxylase.
During my 19 years of clinical practice, for every patient I saw whose fatigue was due primarily to hypoadrenalism, at least 20 had fatigue due primarily to hypothyroidism.
Basal hormone estimations taken in the morning in fasting state revealed a low total thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) with an inappropriate mild increase in thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suggesting central hypothyroidism, low basal (8 AM) serum cortisol suggestive of hypoadrenalism with normal follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), and elevated prolactin (PRL) (table 1).