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.
|Translated title of the contribution||Adrenal insufficiency: It is not too rare|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Medico e Bambino|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health