Unmasking of Addison's disease in COVID-19
Pediatrics; Internal Medicine; Medicine; Emergency Medicine
This case report highlights the initial presentation of Addison's disease in a 19-year-old individual with coronavirus disease. Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease, which often presents with fever and respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. Here, we describe a challenging case of a patient with coronavirus disease, who initially presented with altered mental status, hyponatremia, and cerebral edema, with subsequent workup leading to the diagnosis of Addison's disease.
Keywords: Addison’s disease; COVID-19; adrenal insufficiency.
Bhattarai P, Allen H, Aggarwal A, Madden D, Dalton K. Unmasking of Addison's disease in COVID-19. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2021 Jun 23;9:2050313X211027758. doi: 10.1177/2050313X211027758.