Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Corticoadrenal Insufficiency Primary Disease

In primary Addison's disease, the adrenal gland is damaged by the immune system, which normally fights infection. For some reason, the immune system mistakenly attacks the adrenal gland, damaging the cells, which reduces the production of adrenal hormones.

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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