The Importance of Computed Tomography Findings in Detecting Tuberculous Addison's Disease

  • Sara Ferreira Serviço de Medicina Interna, Centro Hospitalar de S. João, Porto
  • Margarida Freitas-Silva Serviço de Medicina Interna, Centro Hospitalar de S. João, Porto
Keywords: Addison´s disease, tuberculosis

Abstract

Addison’s disease is an endocrine disorder characterized by primary adrenal insufficiency due to various causes. Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection was a major cause in the past but is rare nowadays. We describe a patient admitted to our hospital who was diagnosed with tuberculous Addison’s disease.

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  • Published: 2017-09-28

    Issue: Vol 4 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Ferreira, S., & Freitas-Silva, M. (2017). The Importance of Computed Tomography Findings in Detecting Tuberculous Addison’s Disease. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(7). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000622