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Addison’s disease masquerading hyperemisis gravidarum

Authors:

CM Pannila ,

Registrar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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PADL Ransiri,

Registrar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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WAMJP Wijepala,

Senior Registrar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya,, LK
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RMCJ Ratnayake

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya
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Abstract

Addison’s disease is primary hypoadrenalism. It results from progressive destruction of the adrenals. We present a literature review and the case of a 24-year old lady presenting with repeated hospital admissions for ‘hyperemesis gravidarum’ since 10 weeks of POA. On clinical examination she was found to have a very low BMI with mucous membrane pigmentation and no other significant clinical findings. Biochemical tests confirmed the diagnosis of Addison’s disease.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v34i1.4819

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 34: 23-24

How to Cite: Pannila, C. et al., (2012). Addison’s disease masquerading hyperemisis gravidarum. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 34(1), pp.23–24. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v34i1.4819
Published on 26 Oct 2012.
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