Title
Flexion contractures in secondary adrenal insufficiency Flexion contractures in secondary adrenal insufficiency
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Brussels ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Clinical rheumatology. - Brussels
Volume/pages
29(2010) :1 , p. 115-117
ISSN
0770-3198
ISI
000272373700021
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We report the case of a 55-year-old male with flexion contractures of the hips and the knees due to an isolated adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) deficiency, a rare cause of secondary adrenal insufficiency. The presenting symptoms and signs, the laboratory investigations and the treatment are described. The case description is followed by a brief overview of ACTH deficiency and its symptoms and causes. Our case is then compared with other case reports available in the literature. The aetiology of the flexion contractures in adrenal insufficiency is still unclear. The authors want to draw attention to adrenal insufficiency as the cause of unexplained flexion contractures.
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