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Low body temperature, a frequently observed manifestation of patients with adrenocortical insufficiency that can recover with glucocorticoid administration: case series of 15 patients

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Author(s): Hiroyuki Kinoshita | Yukiko Shimizu | Yoji Komiya | Shinsuke Takagawa | Mutsuko Yasuda | Fumiatsu Yakushiji

Journal: Endocrinology Studies
ISSN 2038-9515

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e2;
Date: 2012;
Original page

ABSTRACT
We first report whether adrenocortical insufficiency causes low body temperature in human subjects. We also examined the effects of inflammation on body temperature. Furthermore, we examined whether glucocorticoid administration can increase low body temperature. We examined 15 patients with adrenocortical insufficiency who were admitted to the department of endocrinology in our hospital from October 2007 to August 2011. The mean (SD) patient age was 67.4 (8.2) years. Of the patients, 3 (20.0%) were women and 12 (80.0%) were men, and 8 (53.3%) had inflammation and 7 (46.7%) did not. The numbers of patients in the inflammation group and the non-inflammation group whose body temperatures were
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