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pertaining to several glands or their secretions.


Denoting several glands or their secretions.


/poly·glan·du·lar/ (-glan´du-lar) pluriglandular.


Denoting several glands or their secretions.
Synonym(s): polyglandular.


pertaining to or affecting several glands.

polyglandular syndrome
immune-mediated disease of more than one organ or endocrine gland in the animal, associated with the presence of autoantibodies. A heritable disorder in humans. In dogs, hypothyroidism and hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease) are the most frequent findings. Called also Schmidt's syndrome.

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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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Make-A-Wish Metro New York calls on the Real Estate Council whenever a construction-related wish comes up, which was just the case last summer when a teen artist living with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome wished transform his bedroom into a cool space where he could create art, play video games and hang out with friends.
The FMR1 (Fragile X) premutation carrier status could be a cause, or presence of 21-hydroxylase and/or adrenal antibodies indicate autoimmune polyglandular syndrome.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital adrenal hypoplasia, adrenoleukodystrophy, Zellweger syndrome, Wolman disease, autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1, and bilateral adrenal hemorrhages are included in this group of diseases (10).
Her condition is caused by autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, type 1 - an inherited illness that attacks many of the body's organs.
In addition to chronic disease, etiology has also been linked to Vitamin B12 deficiency, celiac disease, nutritional anaemia often due to inadequate dietary iron intake, functional erythropoietin deficiency in diabetic nephropathy, chronic blood loss, intravascular haemolysis due to associated ketoacidosis or associated parasitic or other infections and Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome with its associated coeliac disease and pernicious anaemia.
Autoimmune disease- Thyroid autoimmunity, Vitiligo, Atopy Down's syndrome, autosomal recessive polyglandular syndrome, pernicious anemia, psoriasis, lupus, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis.
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.
Key Words: Vitiligo, autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, autoimune thyroiditis, autoimmune gastritis
Vitiligo-asociated autoimmune polyglandular syndrome
Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type III Associated with Slowly Progressive Type 1 Diabetes Melli-tus, Chronic Thyroiditis, Pernicious Anemia and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Case Report.
Antibodies against the adrenal cortex, thyroid peroxidase, parietal cells, and intrinsic factor were present, establishing the diagnosis of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2.
This rare disease goes by a variety of other names including autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS), polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (PGA) and autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome.