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Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae as Unusual Antibody in Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type III: A Case Report

[ Vol. 19 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Ahmet Gorgel*, Cem Cankaya and Mehmet Tecellioglu   Pages 90 - 94 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Backgraund and Objective: Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibodies (ASCA) that are considered to reflect immune response against increased intestinal permeability due to mucosal damage are among the serological markers of Crohn’s Disease.

Methods: This microbial seromarker was recently shown to be elevated in several autoimmune disorders such as celiac disease, autoimmune liver diseases, type 1 diabetes, and Graves’ disease. Despite that fact, ASCA seropositivity in Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome (APS) has never been reported before.

Results: Herein, we present a 46-year-old woman who has uveitis, autoimmune thyroiditis, and primary ovarian failure.

Conclusion: Based on the coexistence of these diseases, the patient was diagnosed with APS type III. Moreover, ASCA seropositivity was detected although she has no overt intestinal disease.

Keywords:

Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody (ASCA), Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome (APS) type III, uveitis, anti-double-stranded DNA, autoimmune hepatititis, antinuclear antibody.

Affiliation:

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Gozde Akademi Hospital Malatya, Ankara asfaltı 6. Km No:219, 44110 Yesilyurt/ Malatya, Department of Ophtalmology, Gozde Akademi Hospital Malatya, Ankara asfalti 6. Km No:219, 44110 Yesilyurt/ Malatya, Department of Neurology, Gozde Akademi Hospital Malatya, Ankara asfalti 6. Km No:219, 44110 Yesilyurt/ Malatya

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