DAVID E. SILBERMAN, M.D.; L. G. ROWNTREE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HAROLD B. ORENSTEIN, M.D.
Since Addison's original description of the disease of the adrenal glands in 1855, a sufficient number of reports of this ailment have been recorded to indicate the etiologic factors which may be concerned. Tuberculosis of the suprarenal glands accounts for the great majority of cases, and atrophy of doubtful origin for most of the remainder. In the latter group, syphilis co-exists in a fair percentage. Amyloidosis, metastatic carcinoma, deep roentgen-ray therapy to the epigastrium,1 mycosis fungoides, and lesions involving the semilunar ganglion, the solar plexus and the abdominal sympathetic chain2 have been reported as causes. Toxins with special affinity for
SILBERMAN DE, ROWNTREE LG, ORENSTEIN HB. RECOVERY FROM ADDISON'S DISEASE DUE TO DIFFUSE VASCULAR DISEASE WITH SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT OF HYPERTENSION AND GLOMERULONEPHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:760–774. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-760
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):760-774.
Adrenal Disorders, Autoimmune Kidney Disease, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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