Addison, white E27.1

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Definition
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  • Name for the M. Addison with no or only little pigmentation. Occurs in very fair-skinned people with a lack of stimulation of the melanocytes.
  • Designation for secondary and tertiary forms of hypocortisolism (insufficiency of the anterior pituitary gland or hypothalamus), with reduced ACTH and thus also reduced MSH secretion and consequently pale, pigment-free, waxy skin.

Clinical features
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Fatigue, hypotension, weight loss, decrease in performance, increase in skin pigmentation, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances (hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, hypercalcaemia), gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, diarrhea), hypoglycaemia, eosinophilia.

Therapy
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Addison's disease; Melanocyte;

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020