Endocrine

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 79–82

Hypopituitarism as a late complication of hemorrhagic fever

  • Sandra Pekic
  • Goran Cvijovic
  • Marko Stojanovic
  • Aleksandra Kendereski
  • Dragan Micic
  • Vera Popovic
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1385/ENDO:26:2:079

Cite this article as:
Pekic, S., Cvijovic, G., Stojanovic, M. et al. Endocr (2005) 26: 79. doi:10.1385/ENDO:26:2:079

Abstract

We report three patients who developed hypopituitarism as a late complication of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Their past history, physical examination, and endocrine investigation confirmed hypopituitarism. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pituitary revealed atrophic pituitary gland with an empty sella. Hemorrhagic fever is endemic in certain regions of the Balkans, and this preliminary report suggests the importance of investigating the endocrine status in every patient who survived HFRS.

Key Words

Hypopituitarism hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome pituitary apoplexy 

Copyright information

© Humana Press Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Pekic
    • 1
  • Goran Cvijovic
    • 1
  • Marko Stojanovic
    • 1
  • Aleksandra Kendereski
    • 1
  • Dragan Micic
    • 1
  • Vera Popovic
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuroendocrine Unit, Institute of EndocrinologyUniversity Clinical CenterBelgradeSerbia and Montenegro

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