Addison's disease


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a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin

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According to the Addison's Disease Self-Help Group (ADSHG), the condition affects around 1 in 10,000 people, which means an estimated 300 to 350 new cases are diagnosed each year across the UK.
Addison's disease can strike very quickly and it's very important that doctors are able to recognise its symptoms and treat them.
Screening these citations confirmed that lead, scurvy, dental caries, coffee or tea, and tobacco were possible causes and also showed four additional possibilities: starvation, botulism, tuberculosis, and Addison's disease.
Yet he was never given treatment for the condition that caused his death, Addison's disease - in which adrenal glands do not produce vital hormones.
Some veterinarians speculate that Addison's disease occurs in dogs at a rate as much as 100 times the rate in humans.
Breyfogle died Monday, August 29, 2011, from complications of Type 1 Diabetes and Addison's Disease at her home in Manhattan.
They also examine the regulation of target-tissue sensitivity to glucocorticoids, adrenoleukodystrophy, autoimmune Addison's disease, glucocorticoid therapy, growth hormone treatment, and the genetics, various consequences, and outcomes of different deficiencies, as well as other topics.
The diagnosis of autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I is usually made later, when hypocalcemia due to hypoparathyroidism develops or Addison's disease is recognized in a young child.
Diagnosed cases of Addison's disease on treatment, patients under treatment due to other endocrine disorders i.
The 20-month-old labrador has been trained to tell when Karen Ruddlesden is about to suffer an attack of Addison's Disease.
Katherine White, of the Addison's Disease Self Help Group, claims that letters written shortly before Austen's demise revealed that she was almost pain free and completely lucid, which would not have been possible if she had suffered from the disease.
But there were a couple of differences: Addison's disease and pernicious anemia were far more common in the group with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.