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Link: Multiple Disease Associations in Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type II.

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Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type II (APS II) is characterized by adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease), autoimmune thyroid disease, and/or type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). Multiple other autoimmune diseases have been associated with APS II. Here we report a case of a patient with APS II who over the course of 10 years developed Addison’s disease, hypothyroidism, DM1, Hashimoto’s encephalopathy, vitiligo, celiac disease, seronegative arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. This is a particularly aggressive course of APS II, and this combination of autoimmune diseases has not been previously reported.

 

This abstract posted on 3rd September, 2014 by G.D. can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25148815.

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