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March 8, 2006

Incidental Adrenal Insufficiency

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;295(10):1124. doi:10.1001/jama.295.10.1124-a

To the Editor: In his Grand Rounds, Dr Salvatori1 reviewed adrenal insufficiency. Although not mentioned in the article, it is worth commenting on the entity of “incidental adrenal insufficiency.”2,3 This biochemical diagnosis is becoming more common with an increase in routine electrolyte and random cortisol level testing, and further adds to the conundrum of clinical management.