Adrenocortical hypofunction with simultaneous primary aldost
Cases of adrenocortical hyperfunction combined with primary aldosteronism have been reported in the literature, and the underlying mechanism involves the secretion of aldosterone and glucocorticoids by a tumor or an adenoma. However, adrenocortical hypofunction and coexisting primary aldosteronism have not been reported until now. Herein, we report a case of adrenocortical hypofunction combined with primary aldosteronism.

A 66-year-old Chinese woman with rheumatoid arthritis who had been diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency and was taking prednisone acetate tablets for replacement treatment presented to our department. She also had type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, bilateral knee osteoarthritis, and lumbar vertebral compression fracture. She had previously developed tuberculosis, which had been cured.

Source: March 2019 - Volume 98 - Issue 13 - p e15033, Clinical Case Report

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