Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : OD12 - OD13

Addison’s Disease Mimicking as Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report OD12-OD13

Sayani Chaudhuri, Karthik N Rao, Navin Patil, Balaji Ommurugan, George Varghese

Correspondence
Dr. Navin Patil,
Kmc Staff Quarters, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: navin903@gmail.com

Over past two decades there has been significant improvement in medical field in elucidating the underlying pathophysiology and genetics of Addison’s disease. Adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) is a rare disease with an incidence of 0.8/100,000 cases. The diagnosis may be delayed if the clinical presentation mimics a gastrointestinal disorder or psychiatric illness. We report a case of Addison’s disease presenting as acute pain in abdomen mimicking clinical presentation of acute pancreatitis.