Pooja A1* and Radha Reddy C2
1Andhra University, India
2Sunshine Hospital, India
Addison’s disease is a rare endocrine condition due to adrenal insufficiency which results in severe weight loss. The main objective of the study is to investigate the diagnosis and treatment of Addison’s disease. A 35-year-old female presented to the hospital with fever, generalized weakness and blisters all over the body. She had known history of epilepsy and was in coma for 13 days in 2013. Nutritional screening was done in which there was weight loss, loss of appetite and decreased intake. Scores obtained from PGSGA and NRS 2000 depicts that the patient is nutritionally at risk. Appropriate medication and diet have to be maintained to manage Addison’s disease.
Addison’s disease; PGSGA; NRS 2000
Pooja A, Radha Reddy C. Challenges in the Management of Addison’s Disease - A Case Study Report. Clin Case Rep Int. 2021; 5: 1247.