Figure 2. Mechanisms of adrenal insufficiency with tuberculosis. Both primary adrenal failure and secondary adrenal insufficiency are possible. The presentation of primary adrenal failure can be both acute and chronic. In patients with acute presentation usually within 2 years of tuberculous infection, the pathological presentations could be one of the three noted. Chronic primary adrenal failure is pathologically defined by atrophic and fibrosed glands. [ATT-Anti-tuberculous therapy