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

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About this Publication

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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The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and their families in the UK and Ireland.The group was formed in 1984 and is a UK registered charity no. 1179825.

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