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20th European Congress of Endocrinology

Barcelona, Spain
19 May 2018 - 22 May 2018

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ECE 2018, 19 - 22 May 2018; Barcelona, Spain

ea0056p156 | Paediatric endocrinology | ECE2018

Pediatric adrenal insufficiency: experience from a Tertiary Hospital Center

Ventura Mara , Cardoso Rita , Caetano Joana , Dinis Isabel , Melo Miguel , Bastos Margarida , Carrilho Francisco , Mirante Alice

Introduction: Adrenal insufficiency is a life-threatening disease caused by primary adrenal failure or secondary adrenal failure due to an impairment of hypothalamic-pituitary axis that affects adrenal cortisol synthesis. It is characterized by deficient production of glucocorticoids and may be associated with mineralocorticoid and androgens deficiency. Prompt diagnosis and management are essential and may even be life-saving.Methods: We retrospectively ...