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ea0049ep51 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

Education sessions in patients with adrenal insufficiency

Tavora Aldora , Lemos Ema , Duarte Isaura , Sobral Joaquim , Machado Catarina , Tavares Patricia , Rocha Gustavo , Monteiro Sara , Sousa Ana , Rodrigues Pedro , Oliveira Maria Joao

Introduction: Adrenal insufficiency (AI) is a rare and potentially life-threatening disease. The most common causes are primary adrenal insufficiency (AddisonÂ’s Disease), due to an adrenocortical disease, and secondary insufficiency, due to disorders of the pituitary gland. Chronic glucocorticoid replacement is vital and patients should be educated about how to act in acute stress situations, in order to avoid adrenal crisis. Taking this into account, we organized educati...