Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1, also known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED), or Whitaker syndrome, is a form of autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome.
Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, type 1 is also known as candidiasis-hypoparathyroidism-Addison's disease-syndrome, Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome I, APECED, or APS-I. Its main features include:
A mild immune deficiency, leading to persistent mucosal and cutaneous infections with candida yeasts.
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