Gonadotrophin-sparing hypopituitarism. A case report

I. Jialal, R. J. Norman, A. C. Asmal

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A 32-year-old Indian women presented with amenorrhoea and symptoms of inadequate secretion of the anterior pituitary hormones after the birth of her second child. Investigation 2 years later revealed deficient secretion of prolactin, thyroid-stimulating hormone, adrenocorticotrophin and growth hormone. However, there was an unimpaired response of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone to gonadotrophin-releasing hormone. This patient unequivocally demonstrates preservation of gonadotrophin function in association with deficient secretion of the other anterior pituitary hormones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)656-657
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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