Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 2
- Diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, myxedema
- Multiple endocrine deficiency syndrome, type 2
- PGA 2
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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.Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 is an
Last updated: 3/24/2010
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