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Diagnosis – Adrenal Insufficiency

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Diagnosis – Adrenal Insufficiency by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Adrenal Gland Disorders.


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    1. Insulin tolerance test
    2. Glucose tolerance test
    3. Dexamethasone suppression test
    4. 24 hours cortisol monitoring
    5. Diurnal ACTH levels
    1. Patients with hypothyroidism
    2. Hypoglycemic patients
    3. Patients with CAD
    4. Patients with a seizure disorder
    5. Patients over 60
    1. Random cortisol levels are less than 18 mcg/dL
    2. Positive ITT
    3. Positive Metyrapone test
    4. Peak cortisol less than 15 mcg/dL
    5. Morning cortisol reading less than 3 mcg/dL
    1. Metyrapone test
    2. Insulin tolerance test
    3. Glucose tolerance test
    4. Random ACTH
    5. Morning ACTH
    1. Primary AI requires mineralocoricoid replacement only
    2. Secondary AI requires glucocorticoid replacement only
    3. Lowest dose glucocorticoids should be used to relieve symptoms
    4. Stress-dose steroids should be given to ill patients
    5. Fludrocortisone commonly used for primary AI

    Author of lecture Diagnosis – Adrenal Insufficiency

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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