Addisons disease in an Indian female – A rarity

  • BK Brar
  • BB Mahajan
Keywords: Adrenal insufficiency, hyperpigmentation, cortisol, hypotension, addisons.


Addisons disease or primary adrenal insufficiency is a rare disease usually
caused by autoimmune destruction of adrenal gland cortex. Those with Addisons disease have a deficiency of cortisol and aldostreone. These deficiencies are accompanied by adrenal androgen depletion. A case report of 43 year old female is hereby reported. The patient presented with hyperpigmentation of nipples, genitals, lips, palate and face along with loss of weight since four years.

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eISSN: 1815-3941