Schmidt's syndrome

Schmidt's syndrome

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1. paralysis on one side, affecting the vocal cord, soft palate, trapezius muscle, and sternocleidomastoid muscle, due to a lesion of the nucleus ambiguus and the nucleus accessorius.
2. hypofunction of more than one endocrine gland, which may include the thyroid, adrenals, gonads, parathyroids, and endocrine pancreas, in any combination, along with nonendocrine abnormalities of presumed autoimmune origin, such as vitiligo, alopecia, and pernicious anemia; it occurs primarily in adult females.
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Type II, often called Schmidt's syndrome, usually afflicts young adults.