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Neuroscience Bulletin

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 546–548 | Cite as

A Rarely Encountered Case: A Patient with Primary Pituitary Tuberculosis and Stroke

  • Min Chen
  • Chengru Song
  • Hongbo Liu
Letter to the Editor
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Dear Editor,

Infections are a common cause of stroke, and tuberculosis is one of the most dangerous causes of central nervous system (CNS) diseases [1]. For example, cerebral infarction is a relatively common and serious CNS disease associated with tuberculosis [2]. Patients with intrasellar tuberculosis are extremely rare [3], and stroke caused by primary pituitary tuberculosis has not yet been reported.

The present case report describes a 52-year-old Chinese man who was referred to the Neurology Clinic with a 3-month history of fluctuating bitemporal headache, fatigue, nausea, anorexia, and several instances of fever. The patient had no history of cough and exhibited no weight loss, visual field defects, diminution of vision, or contact history of tuberculosis. Two months before the patient presented at our department, he was admitted to a local hospital due to bitemporal headache. His brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was normal apart from a slightly enlarged pituitary....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology, First Affiliated HospitalZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of MRI, First Affiliated HospitalZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina

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