What are the notable features in the history of patients with 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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The following are important elements in the history of patients with adrenal crisis or adrenal insufficiency [11, 12] :

  • Weakness (99%)

  • Pigmentation of skin (98%)

  • Weight loss (97%)

  • Abdominal pain (34%)

  • Salt craving (22%)

  • Diarrhea (20%)

  • Constipation (19%)

  • Syncope (16%)

  • Vitiligo (9%)


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