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MUZZO B, Santiago; IZQUIERDO C, Gianina  and  VERBEKE P, Sandra. Primary adrenal insufficiency due to autoimmune adrenalitis. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2002, vol.130, n.8, pp.901-906. ISSN 0034-9887.

We report a 10 years old boy, admitted with a history of asthenia, anorexia and weight loss of 4 kg. Initial laboratory work up showed metabolic acidosis and hyponatremia. The patient had no circadian rhythm of serum cortisol and an adrenal stimulation test confirmed the presence of adrenal insufficiency. Anti-adrenal antibodies were positive. Treatment with cortisol and fluorocortisone resulted in a complete remission of symptoms (Rev Méd Chile 2002; 130: 901-6).

Keywords : Adrenal cortex-function tests; Adrenal gland hypofunction; Cortisone.

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