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Adrenal insufficiency as the first clinical manifestation of the primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

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We describe a 60-year-old man who developed clinical symptoms and signs of Addison's disease, which was subsequently confirmed biochemically; no cause was apparent. Several months later the patient represented with a fit, followed by a large and extensive venous thrombosis in the right iliac vein and in the veins of the right leg. He had strongly positive antibodies to cardiolipin, strongly suggesting a diagnosis of primary antiphospholipid syndrome. While Addison's disease is a well-recogniz...

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Journal:
Clinical endocrinology More from this journal
Volume:
52
Issue:
1
Pages:
123-126
Publication date:
2000-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
Language:
English
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pubs:138632
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uuid:ada0e8ee-d47f-4e33-952a-c60d785e6387
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138632
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2012-12-19

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