Answer: Pop Quiz #7

NS Pop Quiz Friday #7

Correct Answer: 2. Hypoparathyroidism

Explanation: The syndrome depicted is autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis–ectodermal dystrophy/dysplasia (APECED) caused by a defect in the AIRE gene. The most commonly associated endocrine abnormality is hypoparathyroidism, followed by hypoadrenocorticism. Vitiligo and alopecia areata may be seen in this condition as well.


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