Addison’s Disease Mimicking as Acute Pancreatitis: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Navin Patil,
Kmc Staff Quarters, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
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.
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Sayani Chaudhuri, Karthik N Rao, Navin Patil, Balaji Ommurugan, George Varghese. ADDISON’S DISEASE MIMICKING AS ACUTE PANCREATITIS:
A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 May 23 ]; 11:OD12-OD13. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 27, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 03, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 30, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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