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

@article{Husebye2014ConsensusSO,
  title={Consensus statement on the diagnosis, treatment and follow‐up of patients with primary adrenal insufficiency},
  author={E. S. N. Husebye and Bruno Allolio and Wiebke Arlt and Klaus Badenhoop and Sophie Bensing and C. Betterle and Alberto Falorni and Earn H. Gan and Al Hulting and Anna A. Kasperlik-Załuska and Olle K{\"a}mpe and Kristian L{\o}v{\aa}s and Gesine Meyer and Scott Pearce},
  journal={Journal of Internal Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={275},
  pages={104 - 115}
}
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… 

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