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Addison’s disease occurs due to under activity of the adrenal glands, due to which they are unable to produce a sufficient amount of steroid hormones in the body. Addison’s disease can affect people of any age, including adults, children, and newborns. Addison’s disease in newborns is mainly caused due to Adrenogenital syndrome (a condition in which the adrenal glands are structurally intact and larger than normal).

Addison’s disease can be associated with autoimmune diseases like hypothyroidism that also affect the activity of other endocrine glands. If a person is suffering from autoimmune hypothyroidism and autoimmune adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease), it is called Schmidt syndrome.