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Factors to Identify Adrenal Insufficiency in Patient Being Admitted to Hospital

Purpose:

To identify a patient being admitted to the hospital as a medical patient who should be screened for adrenal insufficiency.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

E27.4

Description:

Oboni et al identified a number of factors which can help to identify a patient being admitted to a medical ward in the hospital who may have adrenal insufficiency. A patient with one or more factors may be a candidate for an ACTH stimulation test. The authors are from University Hospital Lausanne.

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