NEWELL W. PHILPOTT, M.D., C.M.
Amyloidosis is infrequently associated with the cause of Addison's disease. Autopsy findings in a number of cases at the University Hospital show that amyloid deposit in the adrenal glands occurs in a fairly large percentage of those subjects showing a generalized amyloidosis. The amount, however, is quite variable and in only two cases is it present in sufficient quantity to suspect the causation of symptoms and signs referable to adrenal insufficiency. On account of indefinite clinical evidence, combined with the fact that the subject is a negro, one of these cases cannot be diagnosed Addison's disease, although the cortex of
PHILPOTT NW. Addison's Disease in Association With Amyloidosis1. Ann Intern Med. ;1:613–620. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-8-613
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(8):613-620.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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