History of stress-related health changes: a cue to pursue a diagnosis of latent primary adrenal insufficiency.

@article{Yamamoto2014HistoryOS,
  title={History of stress-related health changes: a cue to pursue a diagnosis of latent primary adrenal insufficiency.},
  author={Toshihide Yamamoto},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={183-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Routine delays in the diagnosis of primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) are well known and conceivably attributable to the absence of cues, other than anti-adrenal autoantibodies, to pursue subclinical PAI. Subclinical PAI is latent unless the afflicted patient encounters stress such as an acute illness, surgery, psychosocial burden, etc. It remains to be demonstrated whether a history of stress-related health changes is a useful cue to pursue a diagnosis of latent PAI. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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