Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp 597–600 | Cite as

Diagnostic and therapeutic problems in a case of adrenal tuberculosis and acute Addison’s disease

  • F. Benini
  • T. Savarin
  • G. E. Senna
  • S. Durigato
  • L. Vettore
Case Report


A case of adrenal tuberculosis with acute Addison’s disease is presented. The case showed diagnostic and therapeutic problems, the latter concerning the untoward effects due to metabolic interferences and pharmacologic interactions among antitubercular drugs, substitutive corticosteroid therapy and hepatic metabolism. The side-effects, interactions and metabolism of drugs used during the course of disease are discussed.


Adrenal turberculosis antitubercular drugs corticosteroids hepatic metabolism 


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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Benini
    • 1
  • T. Savarin
    • 1
  • G. E. Senna
    • 2
  • S. Durigato
    • 3
  • L. Vettore
    • 1
  1. 1.Cattedra di Semeiotica MedicaPoliclinico Borgo Roma, Università di VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Servizio di AllergologiaOspedale Civile Maggiore di VeronaVeronaItaly
  3. 3.Cattedra di PneumotisiologiaPoliclinico Borgo Roma, Università di VeronaVeronaItaly

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