Adrenal Crisis Secondary to Influenza and Tetanus Vaccination in an Adult Without Known Adrenal Insufficiency: A Case of Autoimmune Adrenalitis
Medical Center of Trinity
adrenal crisis, post-vaccination, autoimmune adrenalitis, primary adrenal insufficiency, seasonal influenza vaccine, tetanus vaccine
Endocrine System Diseases | Internal Medicine
Adrenal crisis (AC) is a rare but known life-threatening condition in patients with adrenal insufficiency (AI). We report the case of a 21-year-old without known AI who developed AC after routine vaccinations. Workup revealed that the patient had underlying, undiagnosed autoimmune adrenalitis. This is the first report of AC induced by influenza and diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccinations in a patient without known AI.
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Kamath S, Khabra JK, Desai P, Frunzi J. Adrenal Crisis Secondary to Influenza and Tetanus Vaccination in an Adult Without Known Adrenal Insufficiency: A Case of Autoimmune Adrenalitis. Cureus. 2021;13(7):e16312. doi:10.7759/cureus.16312