Our leaflet, 'Diagnosing Addison's: a guide for GPs', has been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP), led by Professor John Wass. It outlines the role of the GP in the early detection of Addison's.

This leaflet covers the following information:

  1. Symptoms and clinical signs
  2. GP role in urgent admissions
  3. GP role in patient screening
  4. Primary care investigations
  5. Referral to a secondary specialist
  6. The differential diagnosis
  7. Associated endocrine conditions
  8. Potential pitfalls
  9. Worst outcomes if missed
  10. Epidemiology
  11. Key questions for the GP
  12. GP follow-up

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If you're a healthcare professional looking to learn more about Addison's and adrenal insufficiency, visit our medics page for more resources to support you and your patients.

The Addison’s Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) is a group of endocrinologists with an interest in adrenal medicine. It advises the ADSHG on medical matters. This leaflet was authored by: Prof John Wass Churchill Hospital, Oxford; Dr Trevor Howlett Leicester Royal Infirmary; Prof Wiebke Arlt University Hospital, Birmingham; Prof Simon Pearce Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle; Prof John Monson St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

Updated July 2020