Publication
Title
Flexion contractures in secondary adrenal insufficiency
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Clinical rheumatology. - Brussels
Publication
Brussels : 2010
ISSN
0770-3198
Volume/pages
29:1(2010), p. 115-117
ISI
000272373700021
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 17.09.2017
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