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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Addison's Disease

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Addison's Disease includes:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome
  • Chronic infections - mainly fungal infections
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Amyloidosis
  • Adrenal gland removal
  • Adrenal gland physical damage
  • The underlying cause of Addison's might be the pituitary gland rather than the adrenal glands:
    • Pituitary tumor
    • Pituitary infection
    • Pituitary tumor radiation treatment
    • Hypothalamus surgery or removal
    • Pituitary gland tumor removal - the removal of ACTH-producing tumors of the pituitary gland (Cushing's disease) can lead to a temporary form of Addison's disease, requiring treatment.

Addison's Disease as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Addison's Disease as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Addison's Disease as a complication includes:

Addison's Disease as a symptom:

Conditions listing Addison's Disease as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

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About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Addison's Disease, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Addison's Disease. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Addison's Disease. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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