Familial Glucocorticoid Deficiency is a hormonal disorder, which concerns the adrenal gland. This condition occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of the hormone known as Glucocorticoids. This hormone is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels and triggers nerve cells to respond and transmit signals, which perform various vital functions of the body. The symptoms of the condition can be observed during infancy where the affected infants suffer from low blood sugar, causing growth defects. Neurological damage and death are some of the complications that could occur.
HOW IS FAMILIAL GLUCOCORTICOID DEFICIENCY DIAGNOSED?
This condition was first described in the year 1959 by Shepard, Mason and Landing.