Generalized pigmentation due to Addison disease

Dermatol Online J. 2008 Feb 28;14(2):13.

Abstract

A 10-year-old boy presented with generalized hyperpigmentation, abdominal pain, change in behavior and, no weight gain for 2 years. On examination, he had hypotension and generalized hyperpigmentation that was more marked on gingival mucosa and frictional sites. Serum cortisol was markedly decreased and his CT scan abdomen showed adrenal atrophy. On the basis of clinical and laboratory findings, a diagnosis of Addison disease was made.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Addison Disease / blood
  • Addison Disease / complications
  • Addison Disease / diagnosis*
  • Addison Disease / etiology
  • Child
  • Growth Disorders / etiology
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / deficiency
  • Hyperpigmentation / etiology*
  • Hypotension / etiology
  • Male
  • Tuberculosis, Endocrine / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / complications

Substances

  • Hydrocortisone