|Adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency|
|Other names||ACTH deficiency|
|Autosomal recessive is the manner in which this condition is inherited|
Symptoms include weakness, hypoglycemia, weight loss and decreased axillary and pubic hair. It can be either isolated or part of a generalised pituary dysfunction. It can be life-threatening if not recognised.
It is usually diagnosed on basis of an ACTH or insulin tolerance test in combination with the clinical symptoms.
Treatment is with hydrocortisone supplementation.
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