WAYNE V. GREENBERG, M.D.
The simultaneous or sequential occurrence of several endocrinopathies in the same patient naturally stimulates speculation concerning pathophysiologic relationships and the possibility of a common etiology. Furthermore, modification of the clinical or laboratory pattern of an endocrinopathy by the presence of a second glandular dysfunction may lead to diagnostic confusion.
Despite the extensive literature concerning chronic adrenal insufficiency it is a rare entity. In the past, the majority of cases probably escaped detection due to a lack of specific diagnostic procedures. During recent years the development of reliable methods for quantitative determination of adrenal steroids, and the availability of adequate replacement
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GREENBERG WV. Addison's Disease and Hyperthyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:663–667. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-4-663
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(4):663-667.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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