APECED


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APECED

[autoimmune polye ndocrinopathies, candidiasis, ectodermal dystrophies]

APECED

Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy. A subtype of mucocutaneous candidiasis characterised by increased immunoglobulins and decreased IgA, with progressive decline in parathyroid and adrenal function.
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A gene has been identified that is responsible for a systemic autoimmune disease called APECED (autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy).
APECED sendromunda organizmamn timus bagimli kendine yonelik toleransinin gelismesinde onernli olan bir duzenleyici gende fonksiyon bozukluguna yol acan bir mutasyon soz konusudur (21).
Although APECED is generally rare, it is more frequent in certain populations: the Finnish, Iranian Jews, and Sardinians.