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A 53-year-old female asked:

my husband has focul segmental glomular sclerosis, and i have an atrophic kidney. are we both more prone/likely to have addisons disease?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: Adrenal glands, although in close proximity to your kidneys, are not connected to kidney disease affecting you kidneys. So you are not at any greater risk for addison's than the general population.

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