autoimmune polyglandular syndromes

autoimmune polyglandular syndromes

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Q. My boy has diabetes. Recently he was diagnosed with vitiligo. What is it and what can be the reason for this? My boy has diabetes. recently he was diagnosed with vitiligo. Our doctor said that he hopes it not a polyglandular autoimmune syndrome. what is vitiligo and what does this big phrase (polyglandular autoimmune syndrome) mean?

A. Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder and the major cause of vitiligo is the autoimmunity. Some internal factor cause the destruction of melanocytes cell which produce the melanin a substance responsible for the coloration of skin. this lack of melanin infect results in <a href="">white patch on skin</a> of hypo pigmentation.
Normally vitiligo is not related with other disease like diabetes. However a little inheritance may include in the occurence of vitiligo.

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Topics addressing individual predisposition include basic mechanisms in autoimmunity and contributing or environmental factors, autoimmune thyroid disease, including animal models, autoantigens, Grace's Disease, hypothyroidism, postpartum thyroiditis, ophthalmopathy and dermopathy; Type I diabetes mellitus, including animal models, islet cell autoantigens; other autoimmune endocrinopathy's, including Addison's disease, premature ovarian failure, hypophysitis and autoimmune polyglandular syndromes.

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