hypoadrenalism


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hypoadrenalism

[¦hī·pō·ə′dren·əl‚iz·əm]
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When tapered rapidly from the steroids routinely given postoperatively to pituitary adenoma patients, she experienced nausea and had flulike symptoms; reinstitution of steroids and a slower taper avoided further hypoadrenalism symptoms.
The clinician must also be aware that overly rapid withdrawal of chronically used steroids may itself lead to weakness and fatigue, in part, as a consequence of hypoadrenalism.
Addison's disease, or primary hypoadrenalism, is due to progressive bilateral destruction of the adrenal cortex by autoimmune disease, infection or malignancy.
2) The most devastating associated anomalies are those of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis; they include hypothalamic hamartomas and the absence of a pituitary gland, which can lead to growth retardation, hypoglycemia, hypoadrenalism, and hypothyroidism.
Failure of the short ACTH test to unequivocally diagnose long-standing symptomatic secondary hypoadrenalism.
Infants born to mothers who have received substantial doses of corticosteroids during pregnancy should be carefully observed for signs of hypoadrenalism.
Infants born to mothers who received substantial doses of corticosteroids during pregnancy should be observed for signs of hypoadrenalism.
Patient and Persons with Persons without treatment abscesses abscesses characteristics (n = 87) (n = 42) Median age 45 years 46 years (Range) (15-74) (20-77) Sex Female 81 (93%) 35 (83%) Male 6 (7%) 7 (17%) Median dose 1 cc 1 cc (Range) (1-2 cc) (1-10 cc) Dose frequency Single 35 (40%) 11 (26%) Monthly 25 (29%) 10 (24%) Source of injection Provider 77 (89%) 34 (81%) Self/home 9 (10%) 8 (19%) Both 1 (1%) Primary route of administration Intramuscular 86 (99%) 36 (86%) Intravenous 1 (1%) 6 (14%) Intramuscular site Gluteal 82 (95%) 29 (69%) Other 4 (5%) 13 (31%) Indication(a) Weight loss 61 (70%) 23 (55%) Fatigue 11 (13%) 9 (21%) Hypoadrenalism 9 (10%) 10 (24%) Other 13 (15%) 8 (19%)
Ketoconazole, however, is indicated only for the emergency treatment of acute disseminated coagulation in patients with prostatic cancer, as long-term effects include hypoadrenalism and elevation of liver enzymes.
Standard lab results and prior medical history indicated that the patient has a medical history of hypo-metabolism, hyperglycemia, elevated C reactive protein, hypoadrenalism, and hypothyroidism, which have all properly been treated.