F. GILBERT MCMAHON, M.S., M.D.; DAVID U. COOKSON, M.D.; J. D. KABLER, M.D.; STANLEY L. INHORN, M.D.
We have been able to find only two previously reported cases of concurrent idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and hypoadrenocorticalism with both clinical and autopsy confirmation.1, 2 Leifer and Hollander3 in 1953 and Papadatos and Klein4 in 1954 each reported instances of this duoglandular insufficiency, but autopsy data were not available. In two other instances of alleged hypoparathyroidism with Addison's disease,5, 6 the clinical data were incomplete and have subsequently been challenged.2, 3
The case presented here is unique in that there is a lifelong history of mild to moderate steatorrhea which, on necropsy, proved to be due to cystic fibrosis of the
MCMAHON FG, COOKSON DU, KABLER JD, INHORN SL. IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM AND IDIOPATHIC ADRENAL CORTICAL INSUFFICIENCY OCCURRING WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS OF THE PANCREAS1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:371–384. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-2-371
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(2):371-384.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Pancreatic Disease, Parathyroid Disorders.
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