Relative adrenal insufficiency manifested with multiple organ dysfunction in a liver transplant patient.

@article{Iwasaki2006RelativeAI,
  title={Relative adrenal insufficiency manifested with multiple organ dysfunction in a liver transplant patient.},
  author={Takeshi Iwasaki and Masahiro Tominaga and Takumi Fukumoto and Nobuya Kusunoki and Takemi Sugimoto and Masahiro Kido and Satoshi Ogata and Atsushi Takebe and Motofumi Tanaka and Yonson Ku},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={1896-9}
}
Relative adrenal insufficiency is now a well-known clinical condition that occurs in critically ill patients particularly with septic complication. However, this pathology has long been unrecognized until recently in liver transplantation patients, for whom postoperative immunosuppressive therapies almost always comprise corticosteroids. We report an obvious case of relative adrenal insufficiency manifested by severe multiple organ dysfunction in a recipient after living donor liver… CONTINUE READING