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Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome
Pathology
Type

Autoimmune

Cause(s)

Unknown

Symptoms

Various endocrine disorders, including Celiac disease, Myasthenia gravis and others

Mortality Rate

Low

Treatments

Steroids

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Appearances

Man of the House

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Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome, also known as autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, is a group of autoimmune diseases that usually affect the endocrine system, although they can affect other systems as well. Like many other autoimmune conditions, its cause is unknown, but the treatment is steroids.

One of the problems with polyglandular autoimmune syndrome is that it can manifest itself as other metabolic disease including Celiac disease, hypogonadism, myasthenia gravis, sarcoidosis, Sjogren's syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis. As such, in addition to steroids, the other secondary conditions often require treatment as well.

Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome at Wikipedia

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