Antipituitary antibodies in adults with apparently idiopathic growth hormone deficiency and in adults with autoimmune endocrine diseases.

@article{Bellis2003AntipituitaryAI,
  title={Antipituitary antibodies in adults with apparently idiopathic growth hormone deficiency and in adults with autoimmune endocrine diseases.},
  author={Annamaria de Bellis and Antonio Bizzarro and Marisa Conte and Silvia Perrino and Concetta Coronella and Stefano Solimeno and Antonia Maria Sinisi and Luisa Anna Stile and Gustavo Pisano and Antonio Bellastella},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={650-4}
}
The role of antipituitary antibodies (APA) in autoimmune pituitary diseases still needs to be clarified. The aim of this study was 2-fold: first, to investigate the presence of APA in adults with idiopathic or acquired GH deficiency (GHD) and in adults with autoimmune endocrine diseases; and second, to evaluate whether in autoimmune endocrine patients APA titer is correlated to the pituitary function and particularly to GH secretion. We studied 12 adults with isolated and apparently idiopathic… CONTINUE READING

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