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Yahoo- John F. Kennedy's Addison's disease was probably caused by rare autoimmune disease (Los Angeles Times)

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:23 AM

A Navy doctor's report sheds new light on the late president's medical records. President Kennedy's Addison's disease, which came to light only after his election in 1960, was most likely caused by a rare autoimmune disease, according to a Navy doctor who reviewed Kennedy's medical records. The disease, autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 2, or APS 2, also caused Kennedy's hypothyroidism ...

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