Addison’s Disease Caused by Tuberculosis: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Difficulties

van Haren Noman, Sanne and Visser, Hannah and Muller, Alex and Limonard, Gijs (2018) Addison’s Disease Caused by Tuberculosis: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Difficulties. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (8). ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: To demonstrate difficulties in diagnosing and treating Addison’s disease caused by tuberculosis. Materials and methods: We present a clinical case and review of the literature. Results: A 62-year-old man presented with gastrointestinal symptoms, weight loss and enlarged adrenal glands. After 2 months of diagnostic tests, a working diagnosis of Addison’s disease due to extrapulmonary tuberculosis was made. Treatment was challenging due to interaction between rifampicin and steroids. Conclusion: Our case illustrates that in non-endemic countries, extrapulmonary tuberculosis still needs to be considered as a possible cause of Addison’s disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis, Addison’s disease, adrenalitis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Greta Di Blasio
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 15:40
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 15:40

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