Addison Disease

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Acceptability at Recruitment

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Individual at Risk

Donor / Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Hypoadrenalism - failure of cortisol (natural steroid) production by the adrenal glands. The most common cause worldwide is tuberculosis, but in the developed world autoimmunity is most common. May also occur following surgical removal of the adrenal glands, or post-partum (Shehan's necrosis).

Guidance

Unacceptable risk to donor. Risk of transmission to recipient.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Hypoadrenalism

Hypocortisolaemia

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012