Addison’s Disease

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(Adrenal Insufficiency; Adrenocortical Hypofunction; Chronic Adrenocortical Insufficiency; Hypoadrenalism)

Addison’s Disease – Definition

Addison’s disease is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands. In the case of Addison’s, the glands do not produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone.

Aarskog syndrome

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(Aarskog-Scott Syndrome; Faciodigitogenital Dysplasia or Syndrome; Faciogenital Dysplasia; Shawl Scrotum Syndrome)

Aarskog Syndrome – Definition

Aarskog syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder. This syndrome causes changes in the size and shape of certain bones and cartilage in the body. The face, fingers, and toes are most often affected.

Aarskog Syndrome – Causes

Aarskog syndrome is an inherited disorder. It is caused by a gene mutation on the X chromosome. It is passed from mothers to male children. (Female children can be affected by a milder form of the disease.)