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A case of cardiovascular collapse due to adrenal insufficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3421879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 6 year old boy presented with cardiogenic shock following a mild gastroenteritis-like illness. He was subsequently found to have adrenal failure secondary to adrenoleucodystrophy. Despite adequate corticosteroid replacement and intensive cardiorespiratory support, progressive cardiac failure occurred and the patient died. High levels of endogenous catecholamines may be toxic to the myocardium in the absence of sufficient corticosteroid.
C Walker; W Butt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian paediatric journal     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0004-993X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Paediatr J     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-21     Completed Date:  1988-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15420340R     Medline TA:  Aust Paediatr J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Intensive Care Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, parkville, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenoleukodystrophy / complications*,  genetics
Diffuse Cerebral Sclerosis of Schilder / complications*
Heart Arrest / etiology*
X Chromosome

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