2017, Number 2
Med Int Mex 2017; 33 (2)
Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type II (Schmidt syndrome): Addison’s disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis associated to vitiligo
Urbina-Vázquez A, Rodríguez-Lobato E, Aquino-Matus J, Ramírez-Hobak L, Arenas R, Zacarías-Castillo R
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ABSTRACTAutoimmune polyglandular syndromes are rare conditions characterized by the coexistence of at least two autoimmune glandular diseases. They can be classified in type I (or juvenile) and type II and III (or adult). Type 2 or Schmidt’s syndrome is characterized by Addison’s disease, autoimmune thyroid disease and/or type 1 diabetes mellitus and may be associated with other disorders of autoimmune nature, such as vitiligo, autoimmune hepatitis, myasthenia gravis, pernicious anemia, celiac disease or alopecia areata, among others. We communicate the case of a 61 year-old woman with vitiligo diagnosed with Addison’s disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (Schmidt’s syndrome).