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Addison's Disease Causes & Risks

Causes

Addison's disease is the result of gradual damage to the adrenal cortex, the outer layer of the adrenal gland. This damage may be caused by:

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

Risk factors include:

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