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Pancreas. 2003 Oct;27(3):244-6.

Adrenal insufficiency in severe acute pancreatitis.

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Intensive Care Unit, Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium.


Relative adrenal insufficiency is common in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. We describe three patients with severe acute pancreatitis who developed signs suggestive of adrenal insufficiency during the early phase of the disease. Clinical features and possible causes of adrenal insufficiency are discussed.

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