Cureus 2020 Oct 26;12(10):e11187. Epub 2020 Oct 26.
Medicine, Nazareth Hospital - Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia, USA.
Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type II (APS II) is a rare endocrine disorder that involves the adrenal gland (Addison's disease), thyroid (autoimmune thyroiditis), pancreas (type 1 diabetes), and other non-endocrine organs. Herein, we report a case of a 58-year-old woman with a past medical history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Addison's disease, who initially presented with nocturia, polyuria, abnormal sweating, fatigue, hair thinning, heat and cold intolerance, and progressive darkening of the skin for the last few months. After a thorough evaluation, she was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis, and thus, she met the criteria for APS II. Read More