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See detailHypocortisolism induces chronic respiratory failure
PIRLET, Charles ULg; BECK, Emmanuel ULg; SCHEEN, André ULg et al

in Respiratory Medicine (2011), 4(3), 107-108

Hypocortisolism is an uncommon condition. Its association with myopathy and respiratoryfailure has only rarely been described. We report the case of a 52 year-old woman presenting with progressive ... [more ▼]

Hypocortisolism is an uncommon condition. Its association with myopathy and respiratoryfailure has only rarely been described. We report the case of a 52 year-old woman presenting with progressive dyspnoea. Work-up revealed a severe restrictive syndrome with hypoxaemia. Further investigations showed hypocortisolism of pituitary origin. Response to hydrocortisone allowed us to conclude to an unusual case of hypocortisolic myopathy affecting the respiratory muscles. [less ▲]

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