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Wis Med J. 1989 Nov;88(11):29-32.

Pregnancy in lymphocytic hypophysitis: case report and review.


Lymphocytic hypophysitis has reported in 22 cases, all but one in women. More than 80% of the cases in women occurred during pregnancy or in the postpartum period. We describe a girl with partial hypopituitarism secondary to lymphocytic hypophysitis who, five years after the diagnosis, successfully delivered a healthy infant at term. Of the previously reported cases, most patients remain amenorrheic after the diagnosis. From the present case report and review of the literature, it would appear that a diagnosis of lymphocytic hypophysitis does not necessarily preclude the patient's ability to conceive and successfully carry the pregnancy. Pituitary hormone deficiency in this disease, therefore, does not always include the gonadotropins.

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