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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jun 13;2014. pii: bcr2014204486. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204486.

Transient acute adrenal insufficiency associated with adenovirus serotype 40 infection.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, Ireland.
2
Department of Pediatrics, Wishaw General Hospital, Wishaw, UK.
3
Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, India.

Abstract

We present an instance of a 6-year-old boy who was admitted with adenovirus infection and developed transient acute adrenal insufficiency, which required supplementation with glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids for 8 weeks. Adenovirus has got adrenotropic potential and can cause adrenal insufficiency. We could not find any similar reported case in medical literature. We hope our case would add to the existing knowledge of adenoviral complications in paediatric patients.

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24928932
PMCID:
PMC4069712
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2014-204486
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