ea0049ep119 | Clinical case reports - Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2017
, Gomes Ana
, Carvalho Raquel
, Bugalho Maria Joao
Background: Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage (WaterhouseFriderichsen syndrome) is a rare consequence of sepsis (usually a result of meningococcal infection), with an estimated 15% mortality. Despite the predominant association with meningococcal infection, there are other recognised aetiologies: sepsis resulting from other organisms, and non-infectious causes, such as anticoagulant treatment, trauma and postoperative adrenal haemorrhage.Case report: A...