Addison's disease should be diagnosed biochemically

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7303.51/a (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:51
  1. Stephen Robinson, consultant endocrinologist,
  2. Ashley Grossman, professor of neuroendocrinology
  1. Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY
  2. St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE

    EDITOR—The reports on Addison's disease in the BMJ emphasised the problems of diagnosing the condition at an early stage. 1 2 Addison's disease needs to be diagnosed as early as possible. Current protocols make the biochemical confirmation of the diagnosis comparatively straightforward for most patients. Considering this diagnosis in patients whose symptoms are vague and non-specific …

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