Sunday, August 19, 2012

Q: During clinical exam for adrenal insufficiency, which 2 sites should be look for 'tanning'?

Answer: Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) may present with tanning of the skin that may be patchy or even all over the body. 2 characteristic sites of tanning to look for are skin creases (as of the hands) and the inside of the cheek (buccal mucosa).

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