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Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2011 Feb;66(2):109-13. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0b013e31821d4047.

Lymphocytic adenohypophysitis.

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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Center for Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94115-0916, USA. Nastaran.Foyouzi-Yousefi@ucsfmedctr.org

Abstract

Lymphocytic adenohypophysitis is a rare but important cause of decreased pituitary function, which predominantly affects young women in pregnancy or the peripartum period. It is an autoimmune disease of the pituitary gland which can present with varying degrees of pituitary hormonal impairment and/or with symptoms related to pituitary enlargement.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Obstetricians & gynecologists.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After completing this CME activity, physicians should be better able to describe the given clinical features of lymphocytic hypophysitis, conduct a differential diagnosis, and select the appropriate treatments for patients with lymphocytic hypophysitis.

PMID:
21592417
DOI:
10.1097/OGX.0b013e31821d4047
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