Addison's disease: after 40 years much remains the same

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7284.494 (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:494
  1. Sarah Baker, editorial director,
  2. Deana Kenward, coordinator,
  3. Katherine G White the UK Addison's Disease Self-Help Group., human resources consultant (kgwhite@netcomuk.co.uk)
  1. Concise Business To Business Information, Cheltenham GL54 5HD
  2. UK Addison's Disease Self-Help Group, 21 George Street, Guildford GU1 4NP
  3. 97 Leith Mansions, Grantully Road, London W9 1LJ

    EDITOR—Hilditch was diagnosed as having Addison's disease 40 years ago, when blood tests were more expensive and less frequently used for general screening than they are now.1 Her experience that the disease was not diagnosed until she was near death is, however, still common to many patients today and prompts the remark that “Getting diagnosed is …

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