Persistent hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency following acute meningoencephalitis. A report of two cases.

Abstract

This report concerns two patients, a 43-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man, who developed clinical as well as laboratory signs of permanent gonodal and thyroid failure following an acute intracranial infection--in the woman a meningoencephalitis of unknown origin, and in the man an encephalitis caused by Coxsackie B5. Endocrine investigations were compatible with hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction, with some of the results favoring a hypothalamic lesion. Perhaps hormone deficiency of hypothalamic and/or pituitary origin is a more common sequel of acute meningoencephalitis than has hitherto been reported.

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@article{Hgg1978PersistentHI, title={Persistent hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency following acute meningoencephalitis. A report of two cases.}, author={E. H{\"a}gg and Lennart {\AA}str{\"{o}m and Lars Steen}, journal={Acta medica Scandinavica}, year={1978}, volume={203 3}, pages={231-5} }