APECED


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AcronymDefinition
APECEDAutoimmune Polyendocrinopathy-Candidiasis-Ectodermal Dystrophy
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An autoimmune disease, APECED, caused by mutations in a novel gene featuring the PHDtype zinc finger domains.
APECED es una enfermedad autosomica recesiva que se caracteriza por una destruccion inmunitaria de los tejidos del sistema endocrino asociada a candidiasis cronica y a desordenes ectodermicos.
Patients with CMC have a high incidence of endocrinopathies usually associated with APECED (see above).
A gene has been identified that is responsible for a systemic autoimmune disease called APECED (autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy).
Because of delayed onset of diabetes and without a genetic analysis of AIRE gene, AIRE-related APECED in this patient remains hypothetic.