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​​​How many people are affected by adrenal gland disorders?

The number of people affected depends on the specific type of adrenal gland disorder.

  • Cushing's Syndrome

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

  • Pituitary Tumors 

  • a/Paraganglioma

  • Addison's Disease

  • Hyperaldosteronism

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Citations

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  1. Cushing's Support and Research Foundation. (n.d.). The basics. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from http://csrf.net/understanding-cushings/the-basics/ External Web Site Policy [top]
  2. CARES Foundation. (2014). What is congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)? Retrieved May 24, 2016, from http://www.caresfoundation.org/what-is-cah/ External Web Site Policy [top]
  3. Orphanet. (2012). Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from http://www.orpha.net//consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Lng=GB&Expert=418 External Web Site Policy [top]
  4. National Library of Medicine. (November 2013). Pituitary tumor. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000704.htm [top]
  5. Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, OncoLink. (December 2011). All about pituitary cancer: The basics. Retrieved August 10, 2016, from http://www.oncolink.org/types/article.cfm?id=9538&aid=251 External Web Site Policy [top]
  6. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (n.d.). Genetic screening. Retrieved August 10, 2016, from https://science.nichd.nih.gov/confluence/display/pheo/Genetic+Screening [top]
  7. Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Surgery. (n.d.). Paraganglioma. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from http://columbiasurgery.org/conditions-and-treatments/paraganglioma External Web Site Policy [top]
  8. Munver, R., & Volfson, I. A. (2006). Adrenal insufficiency: Diagnosis and management. Current Urology Reports, 7, 80–85. [top]
  9. Endocrine Society. (2016). The management of primary aldosteronism:Case detection, diagnosis, and treatment: An Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from http://press.endocrine.org/doi/10.1210/jc.2015-4061 External Web Site Policy [top]

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