What is the international incidence of adrenal crisis?

Updated: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Kevin M Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In a study from the Netherlands, Smans et al found evidence that in primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, the incidence rate of adrenal crisis per 100 person-years is 5.2 and 3.6, respectively. [7]

A study by Notter et al found that among Swiss patients with primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency, 4.4 adrenal crises per 100 disease-years occurred. [8]


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