oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 in a 12-year-old Ugandan girl : case study

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9677
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1009



Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS-1), also known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy syndrome, is a very rare disorder of childhood. It is mainly characterised by the presence of at least two of the following: chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, chronic hypoparathyroidism and autoimmune Addison's disease. We report on the case of a 12-year-old Ugandan female patient who presented with features that were most consistent with APS-1 (chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and hypoparathyroidism). Significant clinical improvement was noted following oral antifungal therapy.

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