This section deals with the clinical condition polyendocrine
autoimmunity, listing the relevant immunological tests, together
with a short explanation of their use.
Relevant immunological tests:
Type 1: Usually presents under 10 yrs old, m=f.
Hypoparathyroidism, adrenal failure and candidiasis also hepatitis,
alopecia, delayed puberty, etc.
Type 2: Occurs in adolescence/early adulthood, f>m, Addison's
+ thyroid failure + type 1 diabetes mellitus M - maybe gonadal
Type 3: Generally older, f>>m, autoimmune thyroiditis
together with diabetes mellitus, gastric autoimmunity (GPC,
anti-IF) - maybe other such as myasthenia.
The spectrum of results may help confirm the diagnosis.
(Last updated October 10th