Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 2

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Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 2

Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 is an autoimmune disorder that affects many hormone-producing (endocrine) glands. This condition is characterized by the presence of Addison's disease along with autoimmune thyroid disease and/or type 1 diabetes. Affected individuals may also have problems with other endocrine glands. Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 is diagnosed in adulthood, typically around age 30. This condition occurs more often in women than men, and treatment primarily involves hormone replacement therapy. The cause of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 is unknown, although it may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
 

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The terms "Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 2" returned 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Delayed diagnosis with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 causing acute adrenal crisis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Xiaojing Wang, Fan Ping, Cuijuan Qi, Xinhua Xiao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(42):e5062.

 

Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 (APS-2), also known as Schmidt's syndrome, is an uncommon disorder characterized by the coexistence of Addison's disease with thyroid autoimmune disease and/or type 1 diabetes mellitus. Addison's disease as the obligatory component is potentially ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Isolated cortical vein thrombosis in autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2.
 

Author(s): Paloma Gonzalez-Perez, Marcelo Correia, Aristides A Capizzano, Harold P Adams

Journal: Neurology. 2016 Mar;86(13):1262-3.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Addison's disease in a patient with hypothyroidism: autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2.
 

Author(s): Anna Bain, Munro Stewart, Peter Mwamure, Kingsley Nirmalaraj

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A 57-year-old Caucasian woman with known autoimmune hypothyroidism diagnosed in 2006 presented to hospital with flu-like symptoms and circulatory collapse. She reported weight loss and gradual increase in her skin pigmentation over a 1-year period. Aggressive fluid resuscitation was ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 2" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome Type 2: the tip of an iceberg?
 

Author(s): C Betterle, F Lazzarotto, F Presotto

Journal: Clin. Exp. Immunol.. 2004 Aug;137(2):225-33.

 

Autoimmune polyglandular syndromes (APS) are conditions characterized by the association of two or more organ-specific disorders. Type 2 APS is defined by the occurrence of Addison's disease with thyroid autoimmune disease and/or Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Clinically overt disorders ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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