What is the inpatient 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:

  • Admit to ICU as clinically indicated.

    • Perform fluid resuscitation and hemodynamic monitoring as clinically indicated.

    • Monitor serum electrolytes, magnesium, and glucose every 4-6 hours until stable.

    • Search for precipitating cause of crisis (eg, infection, myocardial infarction, unreported exogenous steroid use within 12 mo, autoimmune disorder).


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