An Unusual Case of Acute Adrenal Insufficiency

Authors

  • Chanchal Das Post Doctoral Trainee (Endocrinology), Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal
  • Pranab Kumar Sahana Associate professor, Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal
  • Nilanjan Sengupta Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal
  • Mukut Roy Post Doctoral Trainee (Endocrinology), Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal
  • Ranen Dasgupta Professor & Head, Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17206

Keywords:

Hypopituitarism, adrenal insufficiency, ESS (Empty Sella Syndrome), Levothyroxine

Abstract

Empty Sella Syndrome (ESS) may be asymptomatic or manifested as features of multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies. In a patient of suspected hypopituitarism, multiple pituitary hormonal axes should be tested to rule out concomitant hormones deficiencies. In Hypopituitarism, treatment of hypoadrenalism should be undertaken first before giving levothyroxine replacement to prevent adrenal insufficiency.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17206

Bangladesh Crit Care J September 2013; 1 (2): 107-108

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Published

2013-12-01

How to Cite

Das, C., Sahana, P. K., Sengupta, N., Roy, M., & Dasgupta, R. (2013). An Unusual Case of Acute Adrenal Insufficiency. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 1(2), 107–108. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17206

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Case Reports