Partial hypopituitarism and possible hypothalamic involvement in sarcoidosis: report of a case and review of the literature.


A 20 year old patient with generalized sarcoidosis is described. Sudden cessation of growth, and failure of development of secondary sex characteristics were noted at age 16. Tests of hypothalamic-pituitary function documented a deficiency of growth hormone and adrenocorticotropin reserve. The patient has osteolytic lesions in the calvarium of his skull, a… (More)


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