Addison, white E27.1

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

All authors of this article

Last updated on: 30.07.2022

Dieser Artikel auf Deutsch

This 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 features
This section has been translated automatically.

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

This section has been translated automatically.

Outgoing links (2)

Addison's disease; Melanocyte;


Please ask your physician for a reliable diagnosis. This website is only meant as a reference.


Last updated on: 30.07.2022