MICHAEL D. JENSEN, M.D.; BARRY S. HANDWERGER, M.D.; BERND W. SCHEITHAUER, M.D.; PAUL C. CARPENTER, M.D.; RITA MIRAKIAN, M.D.; PETER M. BANKS, M.D.
In a 32-year-old woman, acquired, isolated corticotropin deficiency resulted from postpartum lymphocytic hypophysitis. The literature suggests that lymphocytic hypophysitis may cause acquired deficiencies of anterior, and possibly posterior, pituitary hormones. Immunologic evaluation of our patient failed to uncover anticorticotroph antibodies. Prompt recognition of this potentially fatal condition is important because of the availability of effective treatment.
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JENSEN MD, HANDWERGER BS, SCHEITHAUER BW, CARPENTER PC, MIRAKIAN R, BANKS PM. Lymphocytic Hypophysitis with Isolated Corticotropin Deficiency. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:200–203. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-200
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):200-203.
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