What is included in patient education about pediatric adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease)?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Kimberly Tafuri, DO; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Educate patients with adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease) and their caretakers about the consequences and potential for death if adequate replacement therapy is not provided.

Advise patients and their caretakers to immediately seek medical help if the patient becomes ill. Patients should wear or carry a medical alert tag or card at all times to help them receive appropriate emergency care if they are found unconscious.


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