Endocrinology Quiz #23: Adrenal Insufficiency

1. A 25-year-old woman presents to the clinic with complaints of fatigue, weight loss, and hyperpigmentation of her skin folds. Laboratory tests reveal hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and low morning cortisol levels. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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2. A patient with known pituitary adenoma undergoes surgical resection of the tumor. Several weeks later, he develops signs of adrenal insufficiency. Which of the following medications is most appropriate for treating this condition? 

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3. A 50-year-old man with a history of chronic steroid use for rheumatoid arthritis presents with weakness and hypotension. Which of the following laboratory findings is most consistent with his presumed diagnosis? 

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4. A 30-year-old woman with Addison's disease is admitted to the hospital for an elective surgery. Which of the following adjustments in her medication regimen is necessary during her perioperative period? 

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5. A 45-year-old man presents with abdominal pain, low blood pressure, and hyperpigmentation. Laboratory tests show hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and elevated ACTH levels. An ACTH stimulation test fails to increase cortisol levels significantly. Which of the following is the most likely underlying cause of his condition? 

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