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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-81

Reversible cerebellar ataxia and bipolar disorder secondary to tuberculous adrenalitis


Department of General Medicine, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Mansoor C Abdulla
Department of General Medicine, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna - 679 338, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_201_20

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Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency which is most commonly due to an autoimmune disease. Patients usually presents with fatigue, anorexia, gastrointestinal complaints, salt craving, and orthostatic hypotension. Rare manifestations during presentation can result in diagnostic dilemma. A 53-year-old male presented with cerebellar ataxia and bipolar disorder secondary to Addison's disease (due to tuberculous adrenalitis) which improved following treatment with steroids. We describe a patient with Addison's disease who presented with two rare manifestations which to our knowledge is the first such report.


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