20-Year-Old Woman With Nausea and Vomiting

Schinstock, Carrie Ann; Duggirala, Murali K.
December 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2006, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p1621
Academic Journal
The article cites a case of a twenty-year-old woman who was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal insufficiency is usually caused by autoimmune adrenalitis and is usually exhibited by impaired ability of the adrenal cortex in producing cortisol in response to normal physiologic demands. The patient experiences nausea and vomiting before treatment. After diagnosis, the patient was treated with glucocorticoid doses to constitute the normal cortisol secretion pattern.


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