a) List five causes of an Addisonian crisis. (20% marks)
b) List five laboratory abnormalities of an Addisonian crisis. (20% marks)
c) Outline the priorities of treating an Addisonian crisis. (60% marks)
Answers in part a) were commonly around causes of Addison's disease rather than causes or precipitants of an adrenal crisis. Some candidates listed more than the number asked in part a), and this is a reminder to trainees that if the question asks for five answers, and candidates list more than five, only the first five answers will be considered.
a) Of these six causes, at least five should be correct:
b) Laboratory abnormalities:
c) Management priorities:
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