Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage in a critically ill patient

Christian M. Girgis*, Louise Cole, Bernard L. Champion

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Abstract

Although rare, bilateral adrenal haemorrhage remains a life-threatening complication of severe infection and prolonged critical illness. A 67-year-old woman developed acute adrenal haemorrhage in the context of severe systemic infection due to diverticulitis and pericolic abscess. The prompt recognition and management of this condition was an important component of her eventual recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-124
Number of pages2
JournalCritical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Aged
  • Critical Illness
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Hemorrhage
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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