Neonatology pp 967-992 | Cite as

Endocrine Diseases of Newborn

  • Paolo Ghirri
  • Antonio Balsamo
  • Massimiliano Ciantelli
  • Antonio Boldrini
  • Alessandro Cicognani


Congenital hypopituitarism results from a deficiency of any or all of the hormones secreted by the anterior pituitary gland (adreno-corticotropic hormone [ACTH]; growth hormone [GH]; thyroid-stimulating hormone [TSH]; luteinizing hormone [LH]; follicle stimulating hormone [FSH]; prolactin [PRL]) or by the posterior pituitary gland (antidiuretic hormone [ADH]). It is uncommon. The annual incidence ranges from 1 to 42 new cases per million and a prevalence of 300– 455 cases per million [1].


Adrenal Insufficiency Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus ACTH Deficiency Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Ghirri
  • Antonio Balsamo
  • Massimiliano Ciantelli
  • Antonio Boldrini
  • Alessandro Cicognani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gynecologic, Obstetric and Pediatric SciencesUniversity and S. Orsola-Malpighi HospitalBolognaItaly

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