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ea0028p326 | Steroids | SFEBES2012

Beware the mean: Addison’s diagnoses may present from ages 3–85

White Katherine , Willson Nicholas , Mackay Alick

Recent epidemiological studies of primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease) in Scandinavia have identified an average age at diagnosis of less than 40 (Bergthorsdottir 2006 n=1675, Erichsen 2009 n=426). They also found a broader range of ages than earlier UK studies, which had suggested that the majority of diagnoses occur in the third to fifth decades of life (Kong 1994, n=86). We analysed all membership records for the UK AddisonÂ’s Disease S...