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Clinical Features of Acute Adrenal Crisis (Acute Addisonian Crisis)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for clinical features of an acute adrenal crisis (acute Addisonian crisis).

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

E27.2

Description:

Acute adrenal crisis (Addisonian crisis) is a medical emergency. It may be precipitated by extensive acute injury to the adrenal glands, or by the development of an acute illness in a patient with chronic, pre-existing hypoadrenalism.

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