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Chronic adrenal insufficiency

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Etiology

Primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease)

  • Autoimmune
  • Surgical removal or trauma
  • Infection, e.g., tuberculosis, histoplasmosis
  • Adrenal hemorrhage
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Hemochromatosis or amyloidosis
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Secondary adrenal insufficiency

  • Pituitary failure (atrophy, necrosis, tumor)
  • Exogenous steroids

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Last updated: January 12, 2015

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Chronic Adrenal Insufficiency." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. 5minute, www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114319/all/Chronic_adrenal_insufficiency.
Zeiger RF. Chronic adrenal insufficiency. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114319/all/Chronic_adrenal_insufficiency. Accessed May 24, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2015). Chronic adrenal insufficiency. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114319/all/Chronic_adrenal_insufficiency
Zeiger RF. Chronic Adrenal Insufficiency [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. [cited 2019 May 24]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114319/all/Chronic_adrenal_insufficiency.
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