Table 1: Comparison of two groups: with and without crisis at the time of adrenal insufficiency diagnosis.

Without crisisWith crisis or imminent crisis

Number of patients3426
Age at diagnosis (years)39.2 ± 14.739.0 ± 13.7ns
F/M ratio ( /female %)28/6—82% f20/6—78% fns
Morning cortisol levels (nmol/L)116.4 ± 36.954.5 ± 26.00.001
Mean levels of ACTH (pmol/L)149.1 ± 101.3220.4 ± 136.4ns 0.06
Coexistent elements of aps II (%)71%23%0.01
Treatment by endocrinologist in the past (%)47%7%0.01
Time to diagnosis (months)5.8 ± 2.89.1 ± 3.50.05
Body mass loss (kg)7.0 ± 2.8 10.2 ± 3.50.01
Blood sodium concentration (mEq/L)134.5 ± 3.7 130.7 ± 4.010.006
Blood potassium concentration (mEq/L)4.35 ± 0.34.9 ± 0.40.001
Positive 21-OHAbs titers (%)82%81%ns