replacing the various hormones that are in short supply, giving insulin for the diabetes, treating the yeast infections, etc. However, there is no known cure for PGA.
The prognosis (outlook) depends on whether the critical hormone deficiencies are remedied and especially whether the infections can be successfully controlled.
PGA goes by a confusing array of other names including the autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS), autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED), autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome, hypoadrenocorticism with hypoparathyroidism and superficial moniliasis, and polyglandular deficiency syndrome.
- pH meter
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Short for bacteriophage, a virus that lives within a bacteria. A virus for which the natural host is a bacterial cell. Bacteriophages have been very important and heuristic in bacterial and molecular genetics. Phages were studied by (among others) Alfred Hershey, Max Delbruck and Salvador Luria who discovered that viruses could exchange genetic material. Hershey […]
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