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Am J Med. 2010 May;123(5):409-13. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2009.12.017.

Addison disease in adults: diagnosis and management.

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  • 1Department of Endocrinology, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK.


Addison disease is a rare but potentially fatal disorder of the adrenal glands. Its manifestations are often confused with many common disorders, and a high index of suspicion is required for the diagnosis. Optimum steroid replacement and patient education are vital for good quality of life and to prevent acute adrenal crisis in this condition.

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