Adrenal crisis; Addisonian crisis; Acute adrenal insufficiency
In adrenal crisis, patients need an immediate injection of hydrocortisone through a vein (
You will need to go to the hospital for treatment and monitoring. If infection caused the crisis, you may need antibiotic therapy.
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have
Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if you develop symptoms of acute adrenal crisis.
Review Date: 11/23/2009
Reviewed By: Ari S. Eckman, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.