Late-onset isolated ACTH deficiency

What is Late-onset isolated ACTH deficiency?

Late-onset isolated ACTH deficiency is a rare, acquired, pituitary hormone deficiency characterized by secondary adrenal insufficiency, with normal secretion of anterior pituitary hormones, except for ACTH. Patients present with weakness, fatigue, weight loss, anorexia, vomiting/nausea, hypoglycemia, and abnormally low serum ACTH and cortisol levels. Association with autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis has been described.

Inheritance type

Not applicable

Age of Onset

  • Adult
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