Panhypopituitarism in the acute stage of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: a case report
Necrosis and hemorrhage have been observed in the anterior lobe of the pituitary glands of humans who died in the acute stage of hemorrhage fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). This suggests that patients in the acute stage of this severe disease may have had pituitary apoplexy and subsequent residual pituitary hypofunction. We report an acute case of HFRS with panhypopituitarism, no response to a combined anterior pituitary stimulation test, and with pituitary hemorrhage detected by magnetic resonance imaging.
KeywordsPituitary Gland Anterior Pituitary Gland Acute Stage Thyrotropin Release Hormone Hemorrhagic Fever
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