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Schmidt's syndrome


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The autoimmune destruction of a combination of the thyroid, the adrenals, and the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans, causing type 1 diabetes mellitus. It is often associated with failure of the ovaries (causing an early menopause), the parathyroids, and the parietal cells of the gastric glands (causing pernicious anaemia). M. B. Schmidt (1863–1949), German physician

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