Acute adrenal insufficiency

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Synonyms: Acute adrenal failure | Acute adrenocortical insufficiency | Addisonian crisis | Adrenal crisis | Adrenocortical crisis

A primary adrenal insufficiency caused by a sudden defective production of adrenal steroids (cortisol and aldosterone). It represents an emergency thus the rapid recognition and prompt therapy are critical for survival even before the diagnosis is made.

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Advocacy Organizations

The National Adrenal Diseases Foundation

The National Adrenal Diseases Foundation informs, educates, and supports those with adrenal disease and their families to improve their quality of life. Our goals are: To stop death from undiagnosed Addison’s disease. To improve life quality of those who suffer from adrenal disease. To promote the study of adrenal disease to improve treatment and find cures.

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