Which causes of impaired adrenal function should be considered when treating pediatric adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease)?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Kimberly Tafuri, DO; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Do not forget that chronic infections, such as tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, can impair adrenal function. The possibility of central adrenal insufficiency must be investigated, identified, and treated in all patients who have undergone pituitary surgery, irradiation, or prolonged treatment with glucocorticoids.


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