Prompt differentiation of Addison's disease from anorexia nervosa during weight loss and vomiting.

@article{Adams1998PromptDO,
  title={Prompt differentiation of Addison's disease from anorexia nervosa during weight loss and vomiting.},
  author={Richard Adams and M K Hinkebein and Michael P. Mcquillen and S Sutherland and S el Asyouty and Steven B. Lippmann},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={
          208-11
        }
}
An 18-year-old white woman had nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. Copper-colored skin was noted on physical examination, and serum chemistry values were normal. Subsequent fever, disorientation, and confusion led to the discovery of Addison's disease, which responded well to corticosteroid replacement therapy. Addisonian and anorexic patients exhibit clinical similarities, including nausea, vomiting, weight loss, abdominal pain, cold intolerance, hypothermia… 
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