Addison's disease

Source:
Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Publication date:
01 March 2016

Abstract

Addison's disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) is caused by destruction of the adrenal cortex. This results in reduced production of glucocorticoids (such as cortisol), mineralocorticoids (such as aldosterone), and adrenal androgens (such as dehydroepiandrosterone).