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The Adrenal Gland: Central Relay in Health and Disease


Reincke, Martin; Beuschlein, Felix; Bornstein, Stefan; Eisenhofer, Graeme; Fassnacht, Martin; Reisch, Nicole; Williams, Tracy Ann (2019). The Adrenal Gland: Central Relay in Health and Disease. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes, 127(2-03):81-83.

Abstract

Diseases of the adrenal gland are as important for the general practitioner as for the endocrine specialist. The high prevalence of some adrenal endocrinopathies, such as adrenal incidentalomas (1-2% of the population) and primary aldosteronism (6% of hypertensives), which affect millions of patients, makes adrenal diseases a relevant health issue. The high morbidity and mortality of some of the rarer adrenal diseases, i. e., Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome (Table 1), make early detection and appropriate treatment such a challenge for the health care system.

Abstract

Diseases of the adrenal gland are as important for the general practitioner as for the endocrine specialist. The high prevalence of some adrenal endocrinopathies, such as adrenal incidentalomas (1-2% of the population) and primary aldosteronism (6% of hypertensives), which affect millions of patients, makes adrenal diseases a relevant health issue. The high morbidity and mortality of some of the rarer adrenal diseases, i. e., Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome (Table 1), make early detection and appropriate treatment such a challenge for the health care system.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Internal Medicine
Health Sciences > Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Life Sciences > Endocrinology
Language:English
Date:February 2019
Deposited On:18 Mar 2019 11:16
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 10:23
Publisher:Georg Thieme Verlag
ISSN:0947-7349
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/a-0752-4176
PubMed ID:30812048

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