Acute endocrine emergencies

M. Miller, G. C. Gold

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Abstract

Certain endocrinologic disorders occur more frequently in the elderly than in younger patients. With the steady increase in the elderly population, acute endocrinologic disorders have become more common. Characteristics of elderly patients, such as diminished homeostatic reserve, increased medication use, and the presence of other diseases allow the transformation of symptoms into medical emergencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in geriatric medicine
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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