Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS1) is a rare and complex inherited disorder of immune-cell dysfunction with multiple autoimmunities. It presents as a constellation of symptoms including potentially life-threatening endocrine gland and gastro-intestinal dysfunctions.
A condition is said to be "autoimmune" when antibodies and immune cells are launched by the body against one or several antigens of its own tissues. Since most of the target antigens have now been discovered, the corresponding auto-antibodies can be measured in the blood as markers for the ongoing autoimmune disease to which they correspond.
APS1 is caused by mutations of both sets of the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene. (For further information about the AIRE gene, please go to the 'Causes' section of this report.) HLA-DR/DQ genes also play a role in predisposing to which of the component disease the patient actually develops.
APS Type 1 Foundation
- 18 Rolling Hill Drive
- Morristown, NJ 07960
- Tel: (973)886-9137
- Fax: (973)734-4936
- Email: Todd@aps1.org
- Website: http://www.apstype1.org
American Autoimmune & Related Diseases
- 22100 Gratiot Ave.
- Eastpointe, MI 48021
- Tel: (586)776-3900
- Fax: (586)776-3903
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- Website: http://www.aarda.org/
- 2055 L Street NW
- Suite 600
- Washington, DC 20036
- Tel: (202)971-3636
- Fax: (202)736-9705
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- Website: http://www.endocrine.org/
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
- Tel: (888)205-2311
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Hypoparathyroidism Association, Inc.
- PO Box 2258
- Idaho Falls, ID 83403
- Tel: (208)524-3857
- Fax: (205)524-3857
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- Website: http://www.hypopara.org
National Adrenal Diseases Foundation
- 505 Northern Bloulevard
- Great Neck, NY 11021
- Tel: (516)487-4992
- Fax: (516)829-5710
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- Website: http://www.nadf.us/
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Last Updated: 1/12/2016
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