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autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2


Friday 16 November 2007

Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type II (APS2), or Schmidt syndrome, is characterized by the presence of autoimmune Addison disease in association with either autoimmune thyroid disease or type I diabetes mellitus, or both (Betterle et al., 2002). Chronic candidiasis is not present.

APS2 may occur at any age and in both sexes, but is most common in middle-aged females and is very rare in childhood.

See also

- autoimmune polyglandular syndromes (APSs)