Severe bilateral adrenal hemorrhages in a newborn complicated by persistent adrenal insufficiency

Nicholas R Zessis, Jennifer L Nicholas, Stephen I Stone
  • Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism Case Reports, February 2018, Bioscientifica
  • DOI: 10.1530/edm-17-0165

Newborn infant with adrenal hemorrhages and adrenal insufficiency

What is it about?

This is a case report of an infant who suffered bilateral adrenal hemorrhages after a traumatic vaginal delivery. Unfortunately, their adrenal insufficiency persisted years after the diagnosis. We describe the mechanism of injury, and their medical course.

Why is it important?

This explains a severe case of adrenal insufficiency. Providers should consider bilateral adrenal hemorrhage in a neonate who is experiencing hypotension and classic signs of hyponatermia and hyperkalemia.

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