Which clinical history findings are characteristic of autoimmune pediatric adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease)?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Kimberly Tafuri, DO; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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In general, autoimmune adrenal insufficiency or adrenal insufficiency due to adrenoleukodystrophy (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man [OMIM 300100]), chronic infections (eg, human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection, TB, fungal infection), or infiltrative lesions usually present with chronic symptoms (eg, fatigue, anorexia, abdominal pain). However, an acute adrenal crisis may exacerbate the symptoms.

See also Adrenal Crisis and Adrenal Insufficiency and Adrenal Crisis.


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