Insufficienza surrenalica: Rara ma non troppo

Translated title of the contribution: Adrenal insufficiency: It is not too rare

Giuseppa Patti, Gianluca Tornese, Maria Chiara Pellegrin, Katy Vecchiato, Elena Faleschini, Alessandro Ventura

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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.

Translated title of the contributionAdrenal insufficiency: It is not too rare
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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