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

Subodh Banzal, Abhishek Singhai

Keywords : Addison′s disease, hypogonadism, Schmidt syndrome

Citation Information : Banzal S, Singhai A. 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: 01-05-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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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