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Addison's Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's Disease

California Teen Takes Part in Annual Walk Sponsored by Autoimmune Disease Association

By Patty Guerra

It only took a hug for Sarah Mascorro to figure out something was wrong with her little boy.

“I noticed his heartbeat was pumping really fast,” she said. Her son, Andrew, went through a series of tests that eventually found his thyroid was extremely overactive.

That was 14 years ago, and Andrew subsequently has been diagnosed with a series of afflictions that affect his autoimmune system: Graves’, Hashimoto’s and, most recently, Addison’s disease, which attacks the adrenal gland.

Read the full story in the Modesto Bee.
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