Addison disease

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Synonyms: Autoimmune Addison disease | Autoimmune adrenalitis | Classic Addison disease | Primary Addison disease

A chronic and rare endocrine disorder due to autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex and resulting in a glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid deficiency. Properly speaking it designates autoimmune adrenalitis but it is a term commonly used to describe any form of chronic primary adrenal insufficiency (CPAI).

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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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