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ACTH resistance: A rare inherited genetic disorder characterized by adrenal insufficiency due to the adrenal gland's inability to respond to ACTH and hence produce the hormone called cortisol. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of ACTH resistance is available below.
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ACTH resistance is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that ACTH resistance, or a subtype of ACTH resistance,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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