KENNETH S. GOULD, M.D.; EDMUND L. SHLEVIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A survey of the literature fails to reveal documented cases of coexisting diabetes mellitus and Addison's disease below the age of 15. Addison's disease alone is a rare condition in childhood. A study of the disease in children was made by Russell and Potter1 in 1951. They report only 66 cases of Addison's disease in children which they consider to be adequately substantiated. Diabetes mellitus is not mentioned as a complicating disease in any of these patients.
In 1943 Thorn and Clinton2 reviewed the literature and found 11 authenticated cases in which Addison's disease and diabetes mellitus developed simultaneously, or
GOULD KS, SHLEVIN EL. ADDISON'S DISEASE COMPLICATING DIABETES MELLITUS IN ADOLESCENCE(ADDISON'S DISEASE COMPLICATING DIABETES MELLITUS IN ADOLESCENCE*). Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:1092–1099. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-5-1092
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(5):1092-1099.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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