Banica D.,County Emergency Hospital Timisoara |
Fratila R.,City Hospital Timisoara |
Sima A.,Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara |
Sima A.,County Emergency Hospital Timisoara |
And 4 more authors.
Romanian Journal of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases | Year: 2014
Autoimmune polyglandular syndromes are characterized by the association of two or more autoimmune diseases. They are classified into two major subtypes, each having its own characteristics. The autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 is defined by the presence of at least two of the following diseases: Addison's disease, type 1 diabetes mellitus and thyroid autoimmune disease. Other autoimmune diseases belonging to the autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 are: primary hypogonadism, myasthenia gravis, celiac disease, pernicious anemia, alopecia, vitiligo. We are going to present the case of a patient, aged 40, with diabetes mellitus (probably latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult), chronic autoimmune thyroiditis and celiac disease. © 2014 ILEX PUBLISHING HOUSE, Bucharest, Roumania.