Adrenal insufficiency


Authors: Filip Gabalec;  Jan Čáp
Authors‘ workplace: IV. interní hematologická klinika LF UK a FN Hradec Králové, přednosta doc. MUDr. Pavel Žák, Ph. D.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2015; 61(10): 858-861
Category: Reviews

Overview

Adrenal insufficiency is a potentially life threatening condition. The paper deals with differential diagnostics and limits of dynamic testing, possibilities of de-escalation of corticosteroid therapy and substitution therapy with glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids and androgens. New replacement possibilities are mentioned including those in development.

Key words:
Addison‘s disease – adrenal insufficiency – hypopituitarism


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