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Ugeskr Laeger. 2010 Mar 15;172(11):875-80.

[Autoimmune hypophysitis].

[Article in Danish]

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  • 1Bispebjerg Hospital, Medicinsk Afdeling I, Endokrinologisk Afsnit, Denmark. theresekrarup@hotmail.com

Abstract

Autoimmune hypophysitis (AH) - often referred to as lymphocytic hypophysitis - is a rare disease that affects the pituitary gland and causes inflammation. The disease enlarges the pituitary gland and the clinical presentations are lack of pituitary function and headaches. AH is mostly seen in women during pregnancy or postpartum, but also occurs in males and children. AH is often associated with other autoimmune diseases, most frequently with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The symptoms are caused by enlargement of the pituitary gland and disturbances of the hormone function. Treatment is either immunosuppressive treatment or surgery.

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