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These cases of adrenal crisis (sometimes called 'adrenal or Addisonian crisis') can occur after a significant stress such as infection or trauma, and can be fatal if not promptly diagnosed and treated with glucocorticoid therapy.
My condition means that my adrenal gland doesn't work and if I vomit three times I need to get a salt solution into my body or I will go into an adrenal crisis which can lead to a coma.
In the most severe form of the disorder, called salt-wasting CAH, or SWCAH, the body can't maintain a proper fluid balance, setting up a lifelong possibility of acute adrenal crisis characterized by dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood sugar, shock and even death.
The patient presented with acute adrenal crisis and subsequently developed neurological disease.