oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - An unusual presentation of a catecholamine producing tumour : case report
|Article Title||An unusual presentation of a catecholamine producing tumour : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa|
|Author||E.F. Delport and L. Roux|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||17 - 19|
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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