ALBERT JACKSON, MD., F.A.C.P.; THOMAS R. HOOD, M.D.
Sarcoidosis is a fairly common disease. However, pituitary involvement by sarcoidosis is exceedingly rare. We have observed a patient with proved sarcoidosis with probable involvement of the pituitary gland.
A 32 year old white male machinist was first admitted to this hospital in 1945 because of small lumps in the pretibial area which were diagnosed as erythema nodosum. The x-ray of the chest showed a distinct hilar lymphadenopathy. No glands were palpable, and there was no testicular atrophy. Sputa were negative for fungi and tuberculosis.
The patient's next admission was in 1951 because of fatigue and cough. The
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JACKSON A, HOOD TR. SARCOIDOSIS WITH INVOLVEMENT OF THE PITUITARY GLAND(SARCOIDOSIS WITH INVOLVEMENT OF THE PITUITARY GLAND*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:467–471. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-2-467
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(2):467-471.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Pituitary Disorders.
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