Dermatological manifestations of autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy syndrome.

  title={Dermatological manifestations of autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy syndrome.},
  author={Sinead M Collins and Maria del Mar Zamora Dominguez and Tanja Ilmarinen and Colm Costigan and Alan D Irvine},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={154 6},
BACKGROUND Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy syndrome (APECED; OMIM 240300) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder defined by a variable combination of endocrine failure, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC), and dystrophy of the dental enamel and nails. APECED is caused by mutations in the autoimmune regulator gene (AIRE). Alopecia areata (AA) and vitiligo are diseases with autoimmune pathogeneses, and have been recognized as part of the APECED complex. There… CONTINUE READING


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