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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : OD12 - OD13

Addison’s Disease Mimicking as Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report

Sayani Chaudhuri, Karthik N Rao, Navin Patil, Balaji Ommurugan, George Varghese

1. Resident, Department of Biochemistry, IPGMER, SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, KMC Manipal/Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 3. Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, KMC Manipal/ Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 4. Postgraduate student, Department of Pharmacology, KMC Manipal/ManipalUuniversity, Manipal, Karnataka, India. 5. Undergraduate student, Department of Medicine, KMC Manipal/ Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Navin Patil,
Kmc Staff Quarters, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.


Over past two decades there has been significant improvement in medical field in elucidating the underlying pathophysiology and genetics of Addison’s disease. Adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) is a rare disease with an incidence of 0.8/100,000 cases. The diagnosis may be delayed if the clinical presentation mimics a gastrointestinal disorder or psychiatric illness. We report a case of Addison’s disease presenting as acute pain in abdomen mimicking clinical presentation of acute pancreatitis.


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How to cite this article :

Sayani Chaudhuri, Karthik N Rao, Navin Patil, Balaji Ommurugan, George Varghese. ADDISON’S DISEASE MIMICKING AS ACUTE PANCREATITIS: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 28 ]; 11:OD12-OD13. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26338.9638

Date of Submission: Dec 27, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 03, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 30, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017


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