Pituitary apoplexy masquerading as meningoencephalitis.


BACKGROUND Pituitary apoplexy, a rare but life-threatening disorder, is characterized by the abrupt destruction of pituitary tissue secondary to infarction or hemorrhage of the gland itself. Its clinical features include severe headache, stiff neck, fever, visual disturbances, and symptoms of hypoadrenalism. OBJECTIVES To assess how pituitary apoplexy may… (More)