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Immunoendocrinopathy syndromes

W. A. Scherbaum and M. Schott

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.0195

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Immunoendocrinopathy syndromes

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Autoimmune endocrinopathies arise from immunological abnormalities, which cause endocrine dysfunction by mimicking hormone action, by blocking the binding of hormones to their receptors, or by autoimmune-mediated destruction of endocrine glands. They include autoimmune polyglandular syndromes type I and type II, syndromes with anti-insulin receptor antibodies, POEMS syndrome (plasma cell dyscrasia with polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes) and thymic tumours with associated endocrinopathy. Box 10.2.5.1 gives an overview of the autoimmune endocrinopathies discussed in this chapter.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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