APECED Syndrome: Introduction
APECED Syndrome: APECED is a recessively inherited genetic disease characterized by the presence of two of the following three conditions: impaired parathyroid function, yeast infection (candidiasis) and impaired adrenal gland function (Addison's disease). It is an autoimmune disease resulting from a genetic defect. The body's immune system malfunctions and attacks it's own body tissues.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of APECED Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of APECED Syndrome
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symptoms of APECED Syndrome
Treatments for APECED Syndrome
- There is no cure for the disease so symptomatic measures are employed e.g. replacement of low hormone levels, medications for yeast infections
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Causes of APECED Syndrome
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Less Common Symptoms of APECED Syndrome
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occasional symptoms of APECED Syndrome
APECED Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and APECED Syndrome
Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of
extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed
as alopecia totalis.
Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses...read more »
Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average
percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans.
Some...read more »
Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status
can affect her level of fertility.
Although obesity or overweight can in...read more »
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APECED Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: APECED Syndrome
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APECED Syndrome: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
Evidence Based Medicine Research for APECED Syndrome
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APECED Syndrome: Animations
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Prognosis for APECED Syndrome
Prognosis for APECED Syndrome:
The prognosis depends on how well the symptoms are controlled.
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Research about APECED Syndrome
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APECED Syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of APECED Syndrome
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