polyendocrine deficiency syndromes

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1725
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A definition of the term "polyendocrine deficiency syndromes" is presented. It is a disease that begins at about the age of twelve. Type I of these syndromes are characterized by hypoparathyroidism, primary adrenal insufficiency, and mucocutaneous candidiasis. Whereas, type II is characterized by primary adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune thyroid disease, and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.


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