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Today we’ll be covering Adrenal Insufficiency, going along with this month’s theme, Endocrinology. If you haven’t listened to our podcast before, each week we have a case-based discussion about a medical topic to help you study for the pediatric medicine board exam. Episodes are released every weekend, and the case is then reviewed and reinforced on social media throughout the week.
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A patient presents with vomiting, abdominal pain, and lightheadedness. On exam, they exhibit hypotension and hyperpigmentation of the gums and palmar creases. There is also a strong family history of autoimmune diseases. Serum electrolytes are abnormal, and during admission, a corticotropin stimulation test confirms the most likely diagnosis. What initial electrolyte abnormalities would you have expected in this patient?
- Sodium Increased, Potassium Increased, Calcium Increased
- Sodium Decreased, Potassium Increased, Calcium Increased
- Sodium Decreased, Potassium Increased, Calcium Decreased
- Sodium Increased, Potassium Decreased, Calcium Decreased
- Sodium Decreased, Potassium Decreased, Calcium Decreased
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