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Are there different types of addison's disease?
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Different mechanisms
Refers to dysfunction or destruction of he adrenal cortex, leading to inadequate cortisol production.
This can occur from various mechanism, including autoimmune processes, acute adrenal hemorrhage, congenital adrenal hyperplasia or problems with long-chain fatty acid metabolism. The different causes can be important, with a gradual & insidious presentation versus an acute deterioration.

In brief: Different mechanisms
Refers to dysfunction or destruction of he adrenal cortex, leading to inadequate cortisol production.
This can occur from various mechanism, including autoimmune processes, acute adrenal hemorrhage, congenital adrenal hyperplasia or problems with long-chain fatty acid metabolism. The different causes can be important, with a gradual & insidious presentation versus an acute deterioration.
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
There are many causes of low cortisol state including autoimminity (attack by body's own immune cells), infection, trauma and various genetic defects. Hypoglycemia, hypotension and abdominal pain are the most commonly associated symptoms. Of note, pituiatry dysfunction can also lead to "secondary" adrenal insufficiency.

In brief: Not really
There are many causes of low cortisol state including autoimminity (attack by body's own immune cells), infection, trauma and various genetic defects. Hypoglycemia, hypotension and abdominal pain are the most commonly associated symptoms. Of note, pituiatry dysfunction can also lead to "secondary" adrenal insufficiency.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Thank
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