Schimidt Syndrome: An Unusual Cause of Hypercalcaemia OD21-OD22
Dr. Nisha Jose,
Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 also known as Schmidt syndrome. It is a rare disorder involving a combination of Addison’s disease with autoimmune thyroid disease with or without type 1 diabetes mellitus. In this case report one such patient with this rare syndrome is described who presented with hyperpigmentation of knuckles, palms and soles with significant weight loss for 2 months. At presentation she also had severe hypercalcaemia. Severe hypercalcaemia is rare and hypercalcaemia at the initial presentation of Addison’s disease is also unusual. The mechanism of hypercalcaemia in addisons and management of this patient is discussed.