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Case Report: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Presenting as Acute Adrenal Insufficiency: A Rare Clinical Presentation

RA Bhat, I Khan, T Mir, I Khan, M Wani


Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex autoimmune disease with multisystem involvement with varied presentation. Autoimmune adrenal disease, on the other hand, can be associated with other autoimmune diseases. Adrenal insufficiency as a presenting feature of Systemic lupus erythematosus is a rare occurrence. We hereby report a case of a 20 year‑old female who presented to us in an acute hypoadrenal state and was found to have Systemic lupus erythematosus with renal involvement. Patient was successfully managed with steroids and improved clinically.

Keywords: Addison’s disease, Autoimmune diseases, Systemic lupus erythematosus
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