Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type III in monozygotic twins: A case report

Ugur-Altun B., Arikan E., Guldiken S., Kara M., Tugrul A.

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, vol.59, no.4, pp.225-228, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-228
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome is characterized by the coexistence of several autoimmune diseases, affecting predominantly the endocrine glands. Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type III, as a subdivision of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type H, is the co-occurrence of autoimmune thyroid disease with other autoimmune disorders without Addison disease. We present a rare case of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type III in monozygotic twins. One of the twins also had autoimmune leukopenia. To our knowledge, leukopenia is the first mentioned coexistence in the literature of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome.