Endocrine Disorders: Evaluation and Management

  • Author: Todd T. Brown, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/14/16 (What's New)


  • Adrenal insufficiency should be considered in patients with unexplained dizziness, fatigue, weight loss, hyperkalemia, or hyponatremia (Table 1)
  • Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency can also develop during stress, with withdrawal of steroids, or with intermittent steroid exposure and may be confused with HIV lipodystrophy[Samaras 2005]

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