Persistent Hypoparathyroidism May Merit APS-1 Diagnosis

Persistent Hypoparathyroidism May Merit APS-1 Diagnosis

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Persistent Hypoparathyroidism May Merit APS-1 Diagnosis

The presence of persistent hypoparathyroidism should prompt physicians to consider a possible diagnosis of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS-1), a rare genetic disorder, even in the absence of other typical symptoms, according to a case report. The study, “Hypoparathyroidism as the single major component for decades of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1,” was published in the journal Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. APS-1, also known as Whitaker syndrome, is caused by mutations in the AIRE…

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