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Shock: A possible presenting manifestation of autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type II

Subodh Banzal

Keywords : Addison′s disease, hypogonadism, Schmidt syndrome

Citation Information : Banzal S. Shock: A possible presenting manifestation of autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type II. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (5):326-327.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.132507

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2005

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome Type II (APS II), also known as polyglandular autoimmune syndrome Type II or Schmidt syndrome, is constellations of multiple endocrine gland insufficiencies. It is a rare, but most common of the immunoendocrinopathy syndrome. It is characterized by the obligatory occurrence of autoimmune Addison′s disease in combination with thyroid autoimmune diseases and/or Type I diabetes, hypogonadism, hypophysitis, myasthenia gravis, vitiligo, alopecia, pernicious anemia, and celiac disease. Here, we report a case of 38-year-old female patient presented with shock, further diagnosed to have APS II.

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