Opioid-Induced Adrenal Insufficiency

JAMA Intern Med. 2024 Jul 1;184(7):830-831. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2024.0687.
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Plain language summary

This case report describes a woman in her 40s with opioid use disorder receiving methadone who was admitted for extended antibiotic treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and was subesequently diagnosed with opioid-induced adrenal insufficiency.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Insufficiency* / chemically induced
  • Analgesics, Opioid* / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone


  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Hydrocortisone