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    Diagnosing Addison's: a guide for GPs

    This leaflet, 'Diagnosing Addison's: a guide for GPs', has been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel (ACAP), 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
    The Addison’s Clinical Advisory Panel (ACAP) 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.
     
    The leaflet is © ADSHG March 2013. It may be copied for personal use or by medical practitioners for the education of their patients. Otherwise it should not be reproduced without written permission of the ADSHG.

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    Caring for the UK Addison's patient: information for GPs

    This leaflet, 'Caring for the patient with Addison's: information for GPs', has been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel (ACAP), led by Professor John Wass. It outlines the role of the GP in managing Addison’s disease at each stage in the UK patient life cycle from diagnosis to old age.
     
    The leaflet covers the following information:
     
    1. Diagnosis 2. Medication management 3. Patient education for emergency prevention
    4. Emergency treatment 5. Monitoring for 'Addison's Plus' 6. Care in special circumstances
    The Addison’s Clinical Advisory Panel (ACAP) 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.
     
    The Addison's Clinical Advisory Panel has also authored: Diagnosing Addison's: a guide for GPs
     
    The leaflet is © ADSHG May 2015. It may be copied for personal use or by medical practitioners for the education of their patients. Otherwise it should not be reproduced without written permission of the ADSHG.

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    Caring for the Irish Addison's patient: information for GPs

    This leaflet, 'Caring for the patient with Addison's patient: information for GPs in Ireland', has been developed for the ADSHG by the Addison's Ireland Clinical Advisory Panel (AICAP), led by Professor Christopher Thompson. It outlines the role of the GP in managing Addison’s disease at each stage in the patient life cycle from diagnosis to old age, taking into account the health system in Republic of Ireland.
     
    The leaflet covers the following information:
     
    1. Diagnosis 2. Medication management 3. Patient education for emergency prevention 4. Emergency treatment 5. Monitoring for 'Addison's Plus' 6. Care in special circumstances
    The Addison’s Ireland Clinical Advisory Panel (AICAP) is a group of endocrinologists with an interest in adrenal medicine. It advises the Addison’s Ireland group on medical matters. This leaflet has been authored by: Professor Christopher Thompson, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin; Dr Mark Sherlock AMNCH, Tallaght; Professor Domhnall O’Halloran Cork University Hospital.
     
    This leaflet is based on the original Information for GPs leaflet authored by the UK Addison’s Clinical Advisory Panel. It has been adapted for Addison’s Ireland by AICAP.
     
    The leaflet is © ADSHG March 2015. It may be copied for personal use or by medical practitioners for the education of their patients. Otherwise it should not be reproduced without written permission of the ADSHG.

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