East and Central African Journal of Surgery

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Recurrent Hypoglycaemia and Seizures in an HIV-patient

SN Motsitsi, S Craig


A young male patient recently diagnosed with HIV presented to us with a septic tibia. He developed recurrent seizures and hypoglycaemia. Terminally he developed a clinical picture of Addison’s crisis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Addison’s crisis must always be borne in mind in patients with HIV who are subjected to stressful conditions like surgery.

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