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Addison disease in children
Addison disease is adrenocortical insufficiency due to the destruction or dysfunction of the entire adrenal cortex. It affects both glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid function. The onset of disease usually occurs when 90% or more of both adrenal cortices are dysfunctional or destroyed. We present a patient that had classic symptoms and signs of acute adrenal insufficiency, who was ultimately diagnosed with autoimmune adrenal insufficiency.
Key words: Addison disease, children