Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal insufficiency.

  title={Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal insufficiency.},
  author={G P Zaloga and Paul Ellis Marik},
  journal={Critical care clinics},
  volume={17 1},
Adrenal insufficiency is a common and underdiagnosed disorder that develops in critically ill patients. Most forms are acquired and will resolve with treatment of the underlying disease. Hypotension that is refractory to fluids and requires vasopressors is the most common presentation of adrenal insufficiency in the ICU. It is important to make the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency, because current data suggest that treatment with glucocorticoids improves outcome. Diagnosis usually can be made… CONTINUE READING

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