The importance of testing for adrenoleucodystrophy in males with idiopathic Addison's disease.

@article{Ronghe2002TheIO,
  title={The importance of testing for adrenoleucodystrophy in males with idiopathic Addison's disease.},
  author={Milind D. Ronghe and John Barton and Phillip E Jardine and Elizabeth Clare Crowne and M. H. C. Webster and Melissa Armitage and James T. Allen and Colin Graham Steward},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2002},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={185-9}
}
X linked adrenoleucodystrophy (X-ALD) is considered to be a rare cause of Addison's disease, although several small series suggest a high incidence in young Addisonian males. A survey in the south west of England identified 12 male patients diagnosed with Addison's disease in the period 1987-99. In 10 of these (83%) X-ALD was the underlying cause; the other… CONTINUE READING

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