Myalgias and muscle contractures as the presenting signs of Addison's disease

M. S. Shapiro, C. Trebich, L. Shilo, L. Shenkman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Severe generalized myalgias and muscle contractures of the lower extremities were the major initial manifestations of adrenal insufficiency in a 26 year old black male. The intensity of increased skin pigmentation was not fully appreciated until the patient's skin colour was compared to that of his brother. Replacement with physiological doses of gluco- and mineralocorticoids was associated with complete amelioration of symptomatology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-223
Number of pages2
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume64
Issue number749
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Myalgias and muscle contractures as the presenting signs of Addison's disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this