What is the long-term care for patients with adrenal crisis?

Updated: Feb 14, 2018
  • Author: Lisa Kirkland, MD, FACP, FCCM, MSHA; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Treat any underlying or precipitating disorder as clinically indicated.

  • Carefully monitor growth and development in pediatric patients.

  • Recommend medical tag or bracelet that alerts emergency personnel to adrenal gland insufficiency.

  • If exposed to chickenpox, prophylaxis with varicella-zoster immune globulin is indicated.

  • If exposed to measles, prophylaxis with immune globulin is indicated.

  • Closely observe for reactivation of tuberculosis in patients with latent disease.


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