TITLE

Addison’s disease with pituitary hyperplasia: a case report and review of the literature

AUTHOR(S)
Jiaqiang Zhou; Lingxiang Ruan; Hong Li; Qingqing Wang; Fenping Zheng; Fang Wu
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Endocrine (1355008X);Jun2009, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p285
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract  This case study describes a 33-year-old man with Addison’s disease who presented with increased plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), normal plasma cortisol, and absent diurnal rhythms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated pituitary hyperplasia. Conventional hydrocortisone replacement therapy may not inhibit high ACTH levels in the morning; however, replacing hydrocortisone with dexamethasone achieved good therapeutic results.
ACCESSION #
40419554

 

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