Acute adrenal insufficiency

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Acute adrenal insufficiency

Synonyms: Acute adrenal failure | Acute adrenocortical insufficiency | Addisonian crisis | Adrenal crisis | Adrenocortical crisis

A primary adrenal insufficiency caused by a sudden defective production of adrenal steroids (cortisol and aldosterone). It represents an emergency thus the rapid recognition and prompt therapy are critical for survival even before the diagnosis is made.

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