Hypoadrenalism (includes Addison's disease)
- What is Hypoadrenalism?
- Statistics on Hypoadrenalism
- Risk Factors for Hypoadrenalism
- How is Hypoadrenalism Diagnosed?
- Prognosis of Hypoadrenalism
- How is Hypoadrenalism Treated?
- Hypoadrenalism References
- Drugs/Products Associated with Hypoadrenalism
What is Hypoadrenalism?
Hypoadrenalism is a disease of the entire adrenal cortex.
Statistics on Hypoadrenalism
Primary hypoadrenalism is relatively rare, for example it is found in about 6 in every 100,000 people in the North East Thames region. Much more common is ACTH deficiency caused by the intake of cortisol-like steroids for conditions such as asthma. Cortisol is required as part of the body's response to physical stress (e.g. emergency surgery). Failure to diagnose hypoadrenalism in an ill patient may lead to collapse and death.
Risk Factors for Hypoadrenalism
How is Hypoadrenalism Diagnosed?
Prognosis of Hypoadrenalism
With adequate replacement therapy, most people with Addison's disease are able to lead normal lives.
How is Hypoadrenalism Treated?
 Braunwald, Fauci, Kasper, Hauser, Longo, Jameson. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 15th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 2001 Cotran, Kumar, Collins 6th edition. Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. WB Saunders Company. 1999. Hurst JW (Editor-in-chief). Medicine for the practicing physician. 4th edition Appleton and Lange 1996. Kumar P, Clark M. CLINICAL MEDICINE. WB Saunders 2002 Pg 427-430. Longmore M, Wilkinson I, Torok E. OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. Oxford Universtiy Press. 2001
Drugs/Products Used in the Treatment of This Disease:
- Celestone Chronodose (Betamethasone sodium phosphate/Betamethasone acetate)
- Cortate (Cortisone acetate)
- Depo Medrol (Methylprednisolone acetate)
- Depo Nisolone (Methylprednisolone acetate)
- Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection USP (DBL) (Dexamethasone sodium phosphate)
- Dexmethsone (Dexamethasone)
- Florinef (Fludrocortisone acetate)
- Hysone (Hydrocortisone)
- Kenacort-A (Triamcinolone acetonide)
- Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate for Injection USP (DBL) (Methylprednisolone sodium succinate)
- Panafcortelone (Prednisolone)
- PredMix Oral Liquid (Prednisolone sodium phosphate)
- Redipred Oral Liquid (Prednisolone sodium phosphate)
- Solone (Prednisolone 5mg, 25mg)
- SoluCortef (Hydrocortisone sodium succinate)
- SoluMedrol (Methylprednisolone sodium succinate)
- Sone (Prednisone)
|Modified: 7/2/2008||Created: 7/9/2003|
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