This case reports deals with a male patient, white, aged 51, bricklayer, tobacco smoker. At 43 years old a tubercular epididimite was surgically treated with orchiectomy. Recently, the reports marked weakness, weight loss, headache, vertigo, hypotension. On admittance to the hospital, hyperpigmentation was also present. Previous therapy (cortisone acetate 40 mg/die), was suspended, clinical investigations showed impaired adrenal and thyroidal functions; antimicrosomal antibodies were also present. Therefore therapy with cortisone acetate (25 mg x 2/die, 9-alpha-fluorohydrocortisone 0.1 mg/die and L-thyroxine 100 mcg/die) was instituted with marked improvement of the patient's conditions. This case reports highlights the importance of proceeding with complete investigations on the system, even when dealing with a tubercular Addison's disease.

Tubercular Addison's disease with high titers of microsomal thyroid antibodies and reduced thyroid function reserve / Letizia, C; Sellini, M; Baccarini, S; Diacinti, Daniele; Scavo, D.. - In: MINERVA ENDOCRINOLOGICA. - ISSN 0391-1977. - STAMPA. - 15:(1990), pp. 101-104.

Tubercular Addison's disease with high titers of microsomal thyroid antibodies and reduced thyroid function reserve

DIACINTI, Daniele;
1990

Abstract

This case reports deals with a male patient, white, aged 51, bricklayer, tobacco smoker. At 43 years old a tubercular epididimite was surgically treated with orchiectomy. Recently, the reports marked weakness, weight loss, headache, vertigo, hypotension. On admittance to the hospital, hyperpigmentation was also present. Previous therapy (cortisone acetate 40 mg/die), was suspended, clinical investigations showed impaired adrenal and thyroidal functions; antimicrosomal antibodies were also present. Therefore therapy with cortisone acetate (25 mg x 2/die, 9-alpha-fluorohydrocortisone 0.1 mg/die and L-thyroxine 100 mcg/die) was instituted with marked improvement of the patient's conditions. This case reports highlights the importance of proceeding with complete investigations on the system, even when dealing with a tubercular Addison's disease.
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