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The Patient With Adrenal Disease

  • Nirmala Balan

Abstract

A 26-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with acute abdominal pain. Past history revealed that he had suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis at age 20. He had undergone a course of treatment at that time, but it was aborted after 4 weeks when he moved to another state. Since then, he had received no medical care because he felt reasonably well, despite some easy fatigability that had necessitated his changing from a construction job to an office position. He noted that he was generally thinner than he had been as a teenager. He had also noted development of some pigmented areas on his body.

Keywords

Plasma Cortisol Adrenal Cortex Primary Aldosteronism Adrenal Disease Adrenocortical Insufficiency 
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