Adrenal insufficiency


Authors: Michal Kršek
Authors‘ workplace: 2. interní klinika 3. LF UK a FN Královské Vinohrady, Praha
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2017; 156: 252-257
Category: Review Article

Overview

Adrenal insufficiency (AI) is an endocrine disorder characterized by a decrease in cortisol secretion in adrenal cortex. AI even if properly diagnosed and treated is connected with a significant increase in morbidity and mortality and a decrease in quality of life. This review article summarizes basics of clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnostic and treatment necessary for physicians of nearly all specialties and for improvement of the prognosis of patient suffering from AI.

Keywords:
pituitary, adrenal, cortisol, insufficiency


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