Chapter 30 : Endocrine and Metabolic Aspects of Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis may lead to adrenal insufficiency by direct glandular involvement, by extra-adrenal infection, or as a by-product of antituberculous therapy. When primary adrenal insufficiency is a product of direct glandular involvement, signs and symptoms may not appear until more than 90% of the gland has been destroyed. Bilateral adrenal cortex destruction leads to a deficiency in the production of glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and androgens.

Citation: Vinnard C, Blumberg E. 2017. Endocrine and Metabolic Aspects of Tuberculosis, p 515-527. In Schlossberg D (ed), Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections, Seventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.TNMI7-0035-2016
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