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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Adrenal Function In 23 Children With Paracoccidioidomycosis.
Author: Pereira, Ricardo Mendes
Guerra-Júnior, Gil
Tresoldi, Antonia Terezinha
Abstract: Adrenal involvement by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis was described at necropsies and in many clinical studies, but only in adults. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate adrenal function in children with paracoccidioidomycosis. Twenty-three children with the systemic form of paracoccidioidomycosis were evaluated and divided in two Groups: Group A (n = 8) included children before treatment and Group B (n = 15) children after the end of treatment. Plasma cortisol (basal and after ACTH test), ACTH, renin activity, aldosterone, sodium and potassium were measured. They were within normal range in all cases, except for renin activity and aldosterone, which were elevated in some cases. Group A patients showed basal and post-ACTH cortisol levels significantly greater than Group B patients. The results showed that adrenal function was not compromised in these children with paracoccidioidomycosis.
Subject: 11-hydroxycorticosteroids
Adrenal Cortex
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Citation: Revista Do Instituto De Medicina Tropical De São Paulo. v. 48, n. 6, p. 333-6
Rights: aberto
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