This learning module explores adrenal insufficiency, an endocrine condition defined as the inadequate production or action of glucocorticoids, principally a steroid hormone called cortisol. The condition, although rare, carries the risk of adrenal crisis if the child becomes unwell as a result of intercurrent illness, injury or surgery. This module sets out the principles of emergency management at home and in hospital.
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