Case Reports

Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 2 Complicated by Acute Adrenal Crisis and Pericardial Tamponade in the Setting of Normal Thyroid Function



We describe herein a 48-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 who presented with pericarditis, pericardial effusion, and pericardial tamponade preceded by acute adrenal crisis in the setting of normal thyroid function. The case highlights the importance of a rare yet important complication of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 that mandates early recognition and intervention.


pericardial effusionspericardial tamponadeadrenal crisisautoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2
  • Year: 2015
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Page/Article: 250-252
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-11-4-250
  • Published on 1 Oct 2015
  • Peer Reviewed