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Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome in a 13-year old girl

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  • L. Borgwardt
  • P. Pedersen
  • B. Peitersen
Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS) is an entity, defined by autoimmunity towards two or more endocrine organs. APS is classified in 3 subgroups (type-1, type-2a, type-2b), according to the organs involved. A case is presented of a 13-year old girl referred to the Department of Paediatrics with hypothyroidism, subsequently diagnosed adrenocortical insufficiency and impending Addison crisis, typical for APS-type 2a. In the paper we discuss the need for more attention to APS in clinical work
Udgivelsesdato: 2008/9/29
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Vol/bind170
Udgave nummer40
Sider (fra-til)3145-3147
Antal sider2
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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