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Submitted: 21 July 2016 Modified: 22 July 2016
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Acute adrenal insufficiency as the primary manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis: A case report.

Abstract

Acute adrenal insufficiency (AI) is a life-threatening condition. While Addison's disease (AD) is rare, in developing countries, tuberculosis (TB) still remains as the primary cause in 7 to 20% of cases. Urinary TB is also the third most common form of extrapulmonary disease. We report a case of 37-year-old male who presented with weakness, anorexia, weight loss, dysuria, flank pain and low grade fever. Examination revealed hypotension, hyperpigmentation, hyponatremia, hypoglycemia and low serum cortisol. He was diagnosed to have adrenal crisis due to Addison's disease and extrapulmonary TB manifesting as urinary tract infection (UTI). He was treated with corticosteroids and anti-TB medications. Urologic reconstructive surgery was subsequently planned.

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Publication Type:
Journal
Publication Sub Type:
Case report
Title:
Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
Frequency:
Semi-Annual
Publication Date:
May 2016
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Page(s):
59-64
Publisher:
ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies

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