Consensus statement on the diagnosis, treatment and follow‐up of patients with primary adrenal insufficiency

  title={Consensus statement on the diagnosis, treatment and follow‐up of patients with primary adrenal insufficiency},
  author={E. S. Husebye and B. Allolio and W. Arlt and K. Badenhoop and S. Bensing and C. Betterle and A. Falorni and E. H. Gan and A-L Hulting and A. Kasperlik-Załuska and O. K{\"a}mpe and K. Lovas and G. Meyer and S. Pearce},
  journal={Journal of Internal Medicine},
  pages={104 - 115}
  • E. S. Husebye, B. Allolio, +11 authors S. Pearce
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Internal Medicine
  • Primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI), or Addison's disease, is a rare, potentially deadly, but treatable disease. Most cases of PAI are caused by autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex. Consequently, patients with PAI are at higher risk of developing other autoimmune diseases. The diagnosis of PAI is often delayed by many months, and most patients present with symptoms of acute adrenal insufficiency. Because PAI is rare, even medical specialists in this therapeutic area rarely manage more… CONTINUE READING
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