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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Steven Friedenberg and the Canine Genetics Laboratory at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine are working to identify gene mutations responsible for the development of Addison's disease in dogs.
Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands or brain axis are not functioning properly.
Low levels of cortisol would possibly indicate Addison's disease and high levels of cortisol could possibly indicate Cushing's disease.
"We would like to link in with the Addison's Disease Charity, probably next year, and raise more awareness of the disease and look at research into an EpiPen.
In Addison's disease the body is unable to produce enough cortisol and affected animals may become ill at times of stress.
Positive adrenal autoantibodies establish autoimmune adrenal insufficiency or Addison's disease. All males diagnosed with primary adrenal insufficiency without evidence of autoimmunity should have plasma very long chain fatty acids obtained to rule out X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy.
The warning follows the death of another child at the hands of Addison's disease.
We believe that miliary tuberculosis resulting in adrenal insufficiency (or Addison's disease) may have resulted in the oral and physical symptoms witnessed by the Inuit.
If there is clinical suspicion for an eating disorder, one must first exclude other organic causes to explain the patients' symptoms, including Addison's disease, a rare endocrine disorder resulting from deficiency of adrenocortical hormones [4].
He also referred to the features of Addison's disease. Life threatening conditions require emergency management.
We report a rare case of tuberculous lymphadenitis and bilateral tuberculous adrenalitis with concomitant Addison's disease successfully treated with antitubercular drugs and steroid replacement.
1871 ENGLISH novelist Jane Austen died of Addison's disease at the age of 42.
ACTH levels outside the normal range is associated with of many different diseases, such as Addison's disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type I, and hypopituitarism, thereby making it an important marker in the research and diagnosis of these diseases.
ACTH levels outside the normal range are related to various diseases, including Addison's disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type I and hypopituitarism.