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pertaining to several glands or their secretions.
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Denoting several glands or their secretions.
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Denoting several glands or their secretions.
Synonym(s): polyglandular.
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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="http://www.antivitiligo.com/">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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Meloni et al., "Cytochrome P450 1A2 Is a Hepatic Autoantigen in Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1 ," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.
Type 1 diabetes and autoimmune polyglandular syndrome: a critical review.
She might have a polyglandular deficiency due to her diagnosis of Graves' hyperthyroidism and diabetes mellitus, i.e.
Polyglandular autoimmune syndromes: immunogenetics and long-term follow-up.
For instance, the company's steroid 21-hydroxylase antibody (21-0HAb) test kit may be useful as an aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune adrenal disease, whether expressed as autoimmune Addison's Disease or Addison's Disease as part of the more complex autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS), Type I or II.
Other diseases of connection to Sephardi origin include: Alpha-Thalassemia, Ataxia Telangiectasia, Corticosterone Methyloxidase Type II Deficiency, Costeff Optical Atrophy, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Familial Tumoral Calcinosis (Normophosphatemic Type), Inclusion Body Myophy Type 28, Metachromic Leukodystrophy, Polyglandular Deficiency Syndrome, Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency, Spinal Muscular Athrophy (S.MA) and Wolman Disease.
Premature ovarian failure associated with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome: pathophysiological mechanism and future fertility.
In general, hypothyroidism discovered before the age of three is considered to represent a failure of newborn screening, though cases associated with a rare disease of the endocrine system called polyglandular autoimmune syndrome have been reported.