Addison's Disease

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Addison's Disease

Addison's disease is a condition that occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of their hormones. This condition can be caused by damage to the adrenal glands, autoimmune conditions, and certain genetic conditions. Some of the symptoms include changes in blood pressure, chronic diarrhea, darkening of the skin, paleness, extreme weakness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, salt craving, and weight loss. Treatment with replacement corticosteroids usually controls the symptoms.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Addison's Disease" returned 182 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Altered DNA methylation profile in Norwegian patients with Autoimmune Addison's Disease.
 

Author(s): Trine E Bjanesoy, Bettina Kulle Andreassen, Eirik Bratland, Andrew Reiner, Shahinul Islam, Eystein S Husebye, Marit Bakke

Journal: Mol. Immunol.. 2014 Jun;59(2):208-16.

 

Autoimmune Addison's Disease (AAD) is an endocrine and immunological disease of uncertain pathogenesis resulting from the immune system's destruction of the hormone producing cells of the adrenal cortex. The underlying molecular mechanisms are largely unknown, but it is commonly accepted ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2014

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Histoplasmosis associated with Addison's disease.
 

Author(s): Lísea Wilhelm, Nara Martins, Erico Silva Loreto

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;46(1):123.

 

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2013

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[Addison's disease: forms of presentation in paediatrics].
 

Author(s): M Royo Gómez, M J Olmos Jiménez, M D Rodríguez Arnao, M B Roldán Martín

Journal: An Pediatr (Barc). 2013 Jun;78(6):405-8.

 

Addison's disease or primary adrenal insufficiency is a rare disease in children. The signs and symptoms at diagnosis are frequently non-specific and insidious. Since adrenal crisis represents an emergency, it is important to be aware and to have a high degree of suspicion of the ...

Last Updated: 30 May 2013

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The terms "Addison's Disease" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnosis--Addison's disease secondary to tuberculosis of the adrenal glands.
 

Author(s): Mrinal M Patnaik, Alaka K Deshpande

Journal: Clin Med Res. 2008 May;6(1):29.

 

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2008

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Autoimmunity in Addison's disease.
 

Author(s): P Martín Martorell, B O Roep, J W A Smit, P M Martorell

Journal: Neth J Med. 2002 Aug;60(7):269-75.

 

Addison's disease has a low incidence and is most frequently the result of an autoimmune disease in developed countries. Addison's disease can present as an isolated entity or in combination with other autoimmune diseases: Addison's disease can be part of the distinct polyglandular ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2002

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Exercise Capacity and Recovery in Addison's Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Addison's Disease

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2012

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Continuous Subcutaneous Hydrocortisone Infusion In Addison`s Disease and Type 1 Diabetes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Addison Disease; Type 1 Diabetes

 

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2013

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Ultradian Subcutaneous Hydrocortisone Infusion in Addison Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Addison Disease

 

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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