Adrenal tuberculosis in an immunocompetent patient: a case report
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Adrenal Insufficiency

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Pérez, M. A., Naranjo Millán, J., Millán, H. A., Luna Vela, F. A., & Flórez, A. (2018). Adrenal tuberculosis in an immunocompetent patient: a case report. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 5(3), 45–48.


In the first half of the 20th century Tuberculosis infection was the first cause of adrenal insufficiency, now displaced by primary autoimmune insufficiency; however, in developing countries Tuberculosis Adrenalitis remains one of the etiologies to be considered. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with changes in hyperpigmentation, asthenia and adynamia prior to respiratory symptoms, initially diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis and under treatment with Isoniazid, Rifampicin, Ethambutol and Pirazinamide presented signs of adrenal crisis.
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