Published: 2020-09-22

Adrenal crisis: a rare endocrine emergency with challenging diagnosis

Ankit Bhardwaj, Vivek Singh, Kaveri Kapoor, Anil Kem


Adrenal crisis is a rare life-threatening medical endocrine emergency with non-specific insidious symptoms and challenging diagnosis. An appropriate timely diagnosis and treatment can save life. Although most doctors are educated by “sick day rules,” but are reluctant to start glucocorticoids, increase doses or switch to parental injections. Our case report highlights various aspect of adrenal crisis.


Adrenal crisis, Endocrine emergency, Glucocorticoids

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