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Auckland DHB Endocrinology Service

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Adrenal Insufficiency - Addison's disease

An uncommon disorder usually caused by autoimmune destruction of the adrenal glands that leads to a dependence on hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone tablets for essential hormones that need to be taken life-long. There are excellent patient support networks in New Zealand and in the UK that give detailed information about all aspects of living with Addison's disease.

http://www.addisons.org.uk/index.html  UK

This page was last updated at 12:35PM on June 9, 2021.