Call for better adrenal crisis management

Acute adrenal insufficiency is often poorly managed in ER, say Sydney endocrinologists.

Dr Ash Gargya from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and colleagues describe a case where a woman was admitted following an adrenal crisis triggered by a GI infection.

The woman was initially labelled normotensive and triaged to wait for three hours, without intravenous fluids or hydrocortisone despite repeated

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