How does abdominal irradiation cause chronic Addison disease?

Updated: Mar 11, 2020
  • Author: George T Griffing, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Abdominal irradiation

  • Addison disease could result from situations where a radiation field involves the adrenal glands.

  • The lag time to onset of disease usually is 2-7 years, but the disease could occur earlier depending on the dose of the radiation.


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