J. P. SANFORD; C. B. FAVOUR
The difficulties of evaluating the effect of adrenal function on the course of an infection are well illustrated in the clinical problem presented by the spontaneous occurrence of active tuberculosis in the presence of Addison's disease. The purpose of the present report is to describe certain complexities in this relationship observed in a series of patients with adrenal insufficiency who have been followed over the past 20 years.
Endocrines and Infection: The effects of hormonal balances on infectious processes, and on tuberculosis in particular, have long been a field of interest. Studies on the influence of diabetes1-4 and of pregnancy
SANFORD JP, FAVOUR CB. THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ADDISON'S DISEASE AND ACTIVE TUBERCULOSIS: A REVIEW OF 125 CASES OF ADDISON'S DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:56–72. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-56
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(1):56-72.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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