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What are less common causes of Addison's disease?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The less common causes of Addison's disease are:

Chronic infections, mainly fungal infections Cancer cells spreading from other parts of the body to the adrenal glands Amyloidosis, a disease that causes abnormal protein buildup in and damage to various organs Surgical removal of the adrenal glands Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated infections Bleeding into the adrenal glands Genetic defects including abnormal adrenal gland development, an inability of the adrenal gland to respond to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), or a defect in adrenal hormone production

This answer is based on source  information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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