The Schmidt Syndrome

The Schmidt Syndrome

Authors

  • Carmine Siniscalchi Parma University Hospital
  • Valentina Moretti
  • Simona Cataldo
  • Anna Rocci
  • Manuela Basaglia
  • Maria Ilaria Tassoni
  • Roberto Quintavalla

Keywords:

autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, autoimmune Addison's disease, Schmidt syndrome

Abstract

Addison’s disease (AD) is a rare endocrine condition related to adrenal insufficiency. Autoimmune adrenalitis is commonly associated with autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune Addison’s Disease (AAD) describes Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome (APS) in 60% of patients with an important immunitary pathogenesis imprinting. We describes a case of Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome charachterize by adrenal insufficiency and thyroid disease (Schmidt Syndrome). In this case report, Addison’s disease had a slow onset in absence of the typical weight loss. In our considerations this is due to the concomitant hypothyroidism that masked some typical signs and also limited acute presentation. 

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Published

16-01-2018

How to Cite

1.
Siniscalchi C, Moretti V, Cataldo S, Rocci A, Basaglia M, Tassoni MI, et al. The Schmidt Syndrome. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2018 Jan. 16 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];88(4):499-501. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/5117