oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - An unusual presentation of a catecholamine producing tumour : case report

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9677
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1009



In patients with pheochromocytomas it is well known that different factors can precipitate an acute pheochromocytoma crisis. Our patient presented with a vesicular skin rash and respiratory distress suggestive of disseminated varicella zoster for which he was treated with steroids and acyclovir. Two days later hypertension was noted for the first time.

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