Polyserositis as a rare component of polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type II


Algun E. , Kotan C., Guler N., Sahin I., Ayakta H., Uygan I., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.55, no.4, pp.280-281, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-281

Abstract

Polyglandular autoimmune (PGA) syndromes (types I and II) may affect various endocrine and non-endocrine organs in the body. In the commoner PGA type II, primary adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune thyroid disease and type I diabetes mellitus are the most frequent manifestations. Serositis with pericardial or pleural involvement is not a well known component of the disease. Here, we report a 21-year-old man who first presented with a pleuropericardial effusion and Graves' disease, and who then developed type I diabetes mellitus.