Addison disease

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Addison disease

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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