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Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2

Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2: Introduction

A rare autoimmune disorder characterized by a sudden drop in production of certain hormones by the corresponding glands that secrete those hormones. The syndrome can involve insufficient hormone production by the adrenal and thyroid glands as well as other hormone secreting organs such as the gonads, pancreas and parathyroid glands. The symptoms of the disorder may vary greatly because there are variations as to what parts of the endocrine system are affected and to what level. Also known as Schmidt syndrome or polyglandular deficiency syndrome type II. ...more »

Symptoms of Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2

Treatments for Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2

  • Treatment depends on which endocrine gland is affected:
  • Pancreatic dysfunction will require insulin
  • Adrenal dysfunction will require cortisol
  • Thyroid hormone dysfunction will require thyroid hormone replacement
  • more treatments...»

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Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2: Complications

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Causes of Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2

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Misdiagnosis and Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2

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Prognosis for Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2

Prognosis for Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2: variable

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Definitions of Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2:

Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2, or a subtype of Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2 as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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