The interpretation of color - an endocrine cause of skin discoloration mimicking cyanosis.

@article{Takagi2013TheIO,
  title={The interpretation of color - an endocrine cause of skin discoloration mimicking cyanosis.},
  author={Dania Takagi and Josef Ben-Ari and Dan Nemet and Alon F Eliakim},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 5-6},
  pages={579-81}
}
Primary adrenal insufficiency, or Addison's disease, is very rare in the pediatric population. The diagnosis of Addison's disease is usually suspected in the presence of hyponatremia and hyperkalemia, or when adrenal crisis develops. Pediatricians often are unaware of other presenting symptoms of the disease. As a consequence, diagnosis is often delayed by months and even years. One of the presenting signs of adrenal insufficiency is hyperpigmentation. We present the diagnosis of Addison's… CONTINUE READING