Dr. med. Dirk Manski

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Symptoms and Treatment of Adrenal Insufficiency and Addisonian Crisis


Adrenal insufficiency is hypocortisolism due to dysfunction of the adrenal cortex, hypophysis or hypothalamus with a potentially fatal outcome (Arlt et al., 2003).


Prevalence 1/40.000, Mortality 0,3–1/100.000.


Signs and Symptoms

Diagnosis of Adrenal Insufficiency

Treatment of Adrenal Insufficiency

Emergency Treatment of Addisonian crisis:

Perioperative Substitution Therapy after Bilateral Adrenalectomy:

Substitution Therapy for Chronic Adrenal Insufficiency:

Index: 1–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Arlt und Allolio 2003 ARLT, W. ; ALLOLIO, B.: Adrenal insufficiency.
In: Lancet
361 (2003), Nr. 9372, S. 1881–93

  Deutsche Version: Akute Addison Krise und Therapie der Nebenniereninsuffizienz