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February 8, 2007

Other Illnesses

Question from Narragansett, Rhode Island:

How common is it for a child with type 1 diabetes, celiac, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis also to get Addison's disease?

Answer:

Polyendocrinopathy is well described. See Clinical review: Type 1 diabetes-associated autoimmunity: natural history, genetic associations, and screening.

Personally, I have seen only one or two cases in my 25 years of practice.

LD