Adrenal gland and paraganglia
Hereditary unresponsiveness to ACTH
Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 February 2013, last major update February 2005
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● Rare; due to abnormalities of ACTH receptor in adrenocortical cells
● Seizures, hypoglycemia, muscle weakness and hyperpigmentation similar to Addison’s disease
● Low plasma cortisol levels, increased serum ACTH
● Normal zona glomerulosa, atrophic zona fasciculata and reticularis
End of Adrenal gland and paraganglia > Congenital anomalies > Hereditary unresponsiveness to ACTH
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