A case of disseminated tuberculosis with adrenal insufficiency

Ali Al-Mamari, Abdullah Balkhair, Arunodaya Gujjar, Fatma Ben Abid, Ahmed Al-Farqani, Aisha Al-Hamadani, Rajeev Jain

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Abstract

We present the case of a 37 year-old female who had disseminated tuberculosis (TB) with bilateral adrenal involvement resulting in primary adrenal failure (Addison’s disease) with refractory hyponatraemia and possible extrapontine ‘myelinolysis’. Laboratory results were remarkable for adrenal insufficiency. A Mantoux reaction was positive with evidence of pulmonary miliary TB. The magnetic resonance imaging scan showed all the characteristic changes of adrenal TB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-327
Number of pages4
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Adrenal
  • Case report
  • Granuloma
  • Insufficiency
  • Oman
  • TB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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