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 Her skin, though, lustrous, white,
Develops a pallid, yellowish tint,
Avoids sunlight to prevent solar tan,
And yet develops a mahogany tan.

Pigmented palms and soles and knuckles,
Scattered on the face are numerous freckles,
On the tongue, lips and inside of the cheeks,
Bluish black patches or brownish streaks.

Her days of hay,
Do not blossom May,
Her youth’s vigour,
Begins to wither.

From groins and armpit the hair is lost,
In prime time of life, has libido lost,
Anaemic, pale, her body cold,
Beautiful she may be but not ‘bold’!

Hiccup, yawning, fainting, restlessness,
Loss of memory, pessimism and drowsiness,
Even at rest she may be breathless,
With brawny looking muscles has progressive weakness.

Many symptoms yet no conclusive sign,
Urging doctor’s suspicious mind,
For further investigation,
To diagnose the disease of Addison! 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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