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ea0065p66 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2019

Waterhouse–Friderichsen syndrome: an endocrine emergency

Gatdula Erneda Reyes , Cho Sanda , Rao Ranganatha , Murthy Narasimha

Waterhouse–Friderichsen Syndrome is adrenal gland failure due to adrenal haemorrhage. It is an uncommon but usually life-threatening condition, which can be one of the serious complications of severe sepsis. Clinical manifestations of adrenal haemorrhage can vary widely depending on the degree and rate of haemorrhage. Adrenal haemorrhage may result from trauma, sepsis, anticoagulation medication, coagulopathy, autoimmune conditions, underlying tumour or idiopathic disease...