Can a Diagnosis be Ruled Out Based on One Cortisol Result? A Case Report on Delayed Diagnosis of Hypopituitarism
Received Date: May 30, 2015 / Accepted Date: Jul 07, 2015 / Published Date: Jul 10, 2015
There are numerous potential causes for hyponatraemia including hypovolaemia; oedema; syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion; and acute episodes of Addison’s disease (hypopituitarism and adrenal insufficiency) . Hyponatraemia can have serious consequences for patients and there are many ways to investigate the cause. Here we present a case of an elderly patient presenting with hyponatraemia and highlight the limitations of the standard dose (250 mcg) short synacthen test (SST) for the investigation of adrenal insufficiency as a potential cause of hyponatraemia.
Citation: James P, Gupta P, Patel P (2015) Can a Diagnosis be Ruled Out Based on One Cortisol Result? A Case Report on Delayed Diagnosis of Hypopituitarism. J Clin Exp Pathol 5:237. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000237
Copyright: © 2015 James P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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