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)

Summary

  • Primary care physicians should have an understanding of the 4 most commonly seen endocrine abnormalities in patients with HIV infection
  • Adrenal insufficiency
    • Considered in patients with certain symptoms (Table 1) and may be caused by several different factors (Table 2), including iatrogenic adrenal suppression from an interaction between certain oral, inhaled, topical, or local corticosteroids and antiretrovirals that inhibit the CYP450 3A4 enzyme

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