n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Addison's disease : medifile




Extracted from text ... MEDIFILE April 2004 Vol.22 No.4 CME 229 The focus for this edition is Addison's disease, for which Prescribed Minimum Benefits are applicable. Detail of the legislated algorithm for Addison's disease can be found on the following website: www.medicalschemes.com. The article below provides a broad overview only, and not a detailed approach to treatment. Addison's is a rare endocrine disorder, usually caused by destruction of the adrenal cortex causing deficiencies in the body's levels of cortisol and aldosterone. It is also called primary adrenocortical insufficiency (ICD 10 code E27.1), chronic primary adrenal insufficiency or hypocorticalism. Secondary Addison's disease, due to ..


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