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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Note: A dog presented in an Addisonian crisis should have a stress leukogram due to his critical state.
The diagnosis of an Addisonian crisis is made based on clinical signs, history, signalment (age, breed, and sex), a physical exam, and Woodwork.
A Man United fan with a strange medical condition called Addisonian Crisis has been warned she could die of stress while watching her team play.
Unfortunately, many hypoadrenal patients are only treated when they are ready to go into Addisonian crisis. Research and clinical experience show that this approach misses many hypoadrenal patients.
When corticosteroids of therapeutic doses have been given for any length time, sudden withdrawal can lead to acute adrenal insufficiency and thus Addisonian crisis.
To add to my concerns with this section, it is stated that "Addisonian crisis may be precipitated in subjects with no adrenal reserve".
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. An additional cause unique to patients undergoing TURP, and what we believe to be the cause of this patient's hyponatremia, is the "TURP syndrome."
This is called an addisonian crisis, or acute adrenal insufficiency.