Addison's disease masquerading hyperemisis gravidarum

CM Pannila, PADL Ransiri, WAMJP Wijepala, RMCJ Ratnayake
2012 Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  
Addison's disease is primary hypoadrenalism. It results from progressive destruction of the adrenals. We present a literature review and the case of a 24-year old lady presenting with repeated hospital admissions for 'hyperemesis grvidarum' since 10 weeks of POA. On clinical examination she was found to have a very low BMI with mucous membrane pigmentation and no other significant clinical findings. Biochemical tests confirmed the diagnosis of Addison's disease.
doi:10.4038/sljog.v34i1.4819 fatcat:34op6w4qnrc53lyoyag4ybmgxu