Sepsis and adrenal insufficiency: a potentially lethal combination

Peter S Hamblin, Bu B Yeap and David J Torpy
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50993
Published online: 19 April 2021

To the Editor: The Coroners Court of Victoria made several recommendations in 2020 after a 38‐year‐old man died alone at home.1 The cause of death was determined to be sepsis in the setting of an adrenal crisis.

  • 1 Western Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
  • 4 Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, WA
  • 5 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA
  • 6 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA


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