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)

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Table 1. Clinical Clues That May Prompt Evaluation of Adrenal Insufficiency

Clinical Symptoms

  • Orthostatic symptoms
  • Salt craving
  • Unexplained fatigue/weakness
  • Unexplained nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Clinical Signs

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Unexplained hypotension

Laboratory Abnormalities

  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hypoglycemia

Associated Comorbidities

  • Anterior pituitary dysfunction

Other (specifically for exogenous steroid-induced adrenal insufficiency)

  • Cushingoid features
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Osteoporosis

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