Schmidt’s Syndrome – Case Report

Gupta, Amit Narayan and Shivashankara, KN (2012) Schmidt’s Syndrome – Case Report. Australasian Medical Journal , 5 (6). 292 - 295.

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When immune dysfunction affects two or more endocrine glands and other non -­‐ endocrine immune disorders are present, the polyglan dular autoimmune (PGA) syndromes should be considered. The PGA syndromes are classified as two main types:PGA type I and PGA type II. We are reporting this case in which a patient had primary adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune hypothyroid ism and insulin de pendent diabetes mellitus and was diagnosed as "Schmidt's syndrome" (PGA type II).This syndrome is a very rare autoimmune disorder and difficult to diagnose because the symptoms of this syndrome depends on the gland which gets involved first.Our patient was treated and improved with corticosteroid,thyroxine and insulin

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyglandular; Schmidt's syndrome; Autoimmune; Primary adrenal insufficiency; Autoimmune hypothyroid; Insulin dependent diabetes me
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2014 04:24
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 04:24

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