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1

how do you manage a acute adrenal crisis?

5S
Steroids - hydrocortisone
Sugar IV
Salt IV
Support
Search etiology

2

what electrolyte abn will make you think of adrenal crisis

Low Na
high K
signs of dehydration

3

how do you calculate BSA

squareroot of (height (cm)x weight (kg)/3600)

4

how does CAH lytes look?

Low Na
High K
D5-7 but can happen earlier

5

what would make you think that a baby had CAH

vomiting
dehydration
poor feeding
progressing to acidosis
if girl - ambiguous

6

Cushing syndrome CF- CUSHINGOID

Cataracts,
Ulcers,
Skin: striae, thinning, bruising,
Hypertension/ hirsutism/ hyperglycemia,
Infections,
Necrosis, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, Glycosuria,
Osteoporosis, obesity,
Immunosuppression, and
Diabetes

7

When do you do a ACTH stim test?

Assess adrenal function with suspected early primary or mild secondary adrenal insufficiency

If cortisol > 133 nmol/l