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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Oral Medicine and Radiology MCQ 11

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Which of the following are true concerning Addison’s disease?

1. Characterized by weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, and darkening of the skin in exposed and unexposed areas.

2. It occurs because the kidneys do not produce enough cortisol and aldosterone hormones.

3. Most cases-70%, are caused by the body’s own immune system destroying the adrenal cortex. Tuberculosis is a secondary cause.

4. Type 1 occurs in children-hypoglycemia is common, Type 2-also called Schmidt’s syndrome
occurs in adults and may include vitiligo-loss of pigmentation on skin.

5. Addison’s Disease can cause irritability and depression and craving of salty food is common.

a. All are true.

b.1,2,3 5 are true.

c. 1,3,5 are true.

d. 1,3,4,5, are true.



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