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Addison’s Disease (Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency)

Addison’s Disease (Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency)

Addison’s disease is caused by a deficiency of cortical hormone. It results when the adrenal cortex function is inadequate to meet the patient’s need for cortical hormones. Autoimmune or idiopathic atrophy of the adrenal glands is responsible for 80% to 90% of cases. Other causes include surgical removal of both adrenal glands or infection (tuberculosis […]

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