DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
- 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 featuresThis section has been translated automatically.
Fatigue, hypotension, weight loss, decrease in performance, increase in skin pigmentation, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances (hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, hypercalcaemia), gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, diarrhea), hypoglycaemia, eosinophilia.
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
Incoming links (4)Addison's disease; Adrenal gland, skin changes; Cushing's syndrome (overview); Pituitary gland diseases, skin changes;
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