Addison's disease

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Synonyms for Addison's disease

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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In these cases, the Cushing's is treated by gradual discontinuation of the corticosteroid drugs (if the drugs are withdrawn too quickly, an Addisonian crisis can result).
When corticosteroids of therapeutic doses have been given for any length time, sudden withdrawal can lead to acute adrenal insufficiency and thus Addisonian crisis.
The causes of hyponatremia in a postsurgical patient include syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), infusion of hypotonic solutions, excessive diuretics, congestive heart failure, renal disease, and addisonian crisis.
However, in about 25 percent of patients, symptoms first appear during an addisonian crisis.
8226; Addisonian crisis which causes severe pain, convulsions and unconsciousness.