| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact Us
logo
Korean J Med > Volume 89(1); 2015 > Article
감염
The Korean Journal of Medicine 2015;89(1): 117-121.
부신 결핵 및 결핵성 복막염에 의한 부신 피질 위기 1예
소인태, 김현아, 류성열
계명대학교 의과대학 감염내과학교실
A Case of Adrenal Tuberculosis Combined with Tuberculous Peritonitis-Induced Adrenal Crisis
In Tae So, Hyun Ah Kim, Seong-Yeol Ryu
Department of Infectious Disease, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
Corresponding Author: Seong-Yeol Ryu ,Tel: +82-53-250-7915, Fax: +82-53-250-7434, Email: 121rsy@dsmc.or.kr
Received: 2014. 8. 3;  Accepted: 2014. 12. 24.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
ABSTRACT
An adrenal crisis is a serious medical emergency. Most such crises develop in patients with Addison’s disease when they are stressed. However, the clinical features of an impending adrenal crisis are nonspecific, delaying diagnosis and management. Adrenal tuberculosis is very rare among the extrapulmonary forms of tuberculosis. We herein report a case of an adrenal crisis triggered by bilateral adrenal tuberculosis. A 35-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of drowsiness, fever, and hypotension. Abdominal computed tomography revealed bilateral adrenal enlargement, and computed tomography-guided adrenal gland biopsy allowed us to diagnose adrenal tuberculosis.
Keywords: Adrenal insufficiency; Endocrine tuberculosis; Addison disease
Editorial Office
101-2501, Lotte Castle President, 109 Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04146, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2271-6791   Fax: +82-2-790-0993    E-mail: kaim@kams.or.kr
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers
Copyright © The Korean Association of Internal Medicine. All rights reserved.                powerd by m2community