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The Endocrine System

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Addison's disease was first reported by Thomas Addison. It is still being widely reported from various parts of the world/throughout the world. Which of the following is the most common cause of Addison’s disease in India? (LQ)



A Post-partum pituitary insufficiency

B Tuberculous adrenalitis

C HIV

D Autoimmune adrenal insufficiency

Ans. A 90% are malignant

pheochromocytoma iJa tumor of the adrenal medulla which produces catecholamines. The patients usually have severe headache, anxiety, increased sweating, tachycardia, palpitations and hypertensive episodes.

Features of 'rule of 10's'in pheochromocytoma

10% are bilater

10% are extra-adrenal

10% are malignant

10% Occur in children

10% are not associated with hypertension

Please note

Earlier, it was mentioned that 10% are pheochromocytoma are familial but latest Robbins says “25% of the individuals with pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma have a germline mutation

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