hrp0094p2-38 | Adrenals and HPA Axis | ESPE2021

Addison’s disease: Delay in diagnosis in a girl with longstanding symptoms

Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis Athina , Bonataki Myrto , Dikaiakou Eirini , Fakiolas Stefanos , Kafetzi Maria , Michalacos Stefanos ,

Background: Autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex is the cause of primary adrenal insufficiency in 45% to 55% of cases in children.Case presentation: A 10-year and 10-month-old female was admitted to the Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic for evaluation of suspected adrenal insufficiency. The girl reported longstanding complaints of fatigue, loss of appetite, recurrent gastric symptoms and salt craving. Medical history was significant...