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Subspecialties Clinical care, Endocrinology

Case of the Month

In this figure from Thomas Addison’s classic paper, one can clearly see that the adrenal glands are pathologically altered. What was the cause of adrenal failure in this patient suffering from Addison’s disease?

A. Autoimmune adrenalitis
B. Tuberculosis
C. Septicemia with hemorrhagic necrosis of both adrenals
D. Adrenal atrophy of unknown cause

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