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Rare presentation of shock and acute mesenteric ischaemia secondary to acute adrenal insufficiency in an 11-year-old male


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Dr Maria B Roldan-Martin, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, c/ Dr Esquerdo 46, 28007 Madrid, Spain. Fax: +34 915868018; email:


An 11-year-old Caucasian male with history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, fatigue, emesis and fever on the previous days presented with dehydratation, shock and acute mesenteric ischaemia. Final diagnosis of Addison's disease was made.