Adrenal insufficiency is a rare condition in childhood. Clinical characteristics of adrenal insufficiency in children may be non-specific. Therefore, the diagnosis may be suspected late. If unrecognized, adrenal insufficiency may present with life-threatening cardiovascular collapse. In this article, current knowledge of the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of adrenal insufficiency in children and factors precipitating adrenal crisis are summarized.

Insufficienza surrenalica: Rara ma non troppo

TORNESE, GIANLUCA;VENTURA, ALESSANDRO
2016

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Adrenal insufficiency is a rare condition in childhood. Clinical characteristics of adrenal insufficiency in children may be non-specific. Therefore, the diagnosis may be suspected late. If unrecognized, adrenal insufficiency may present with life-threatening cardiovascular collapse. In this article, current knowledge of the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of adrenal insufficiency in children and factors precipitating adrenal crisis are summarized.
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