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


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

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