In patients with low cortisol levels or symptoms of adrenocortical insufficiency, cosyntropin can be used to diagnose Addison's disease. A failure for serum cortisol levels to increase after administration of cosyntropin makes a diagnosis of primary adrenocortical insufficiency more likely. An increase in cortisol upon administration of cosyntropin rules out the condition.
Researchers from University of Missouri, Medical Department Publish New Studies and Findings in the Area of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone.
Feb 28, 2011; In this recently published study, investigators in the United States conducted a study "To determine the lowest dose of...