Prospective investigation of pituitary functions in patients with acute infectious meningitis: is acute meningitis induced pituitary dysfunction associated with autoimmunity?

@article{Tanriverdi2011ProspectiveIO,
  title={Prospective investigation of pituitary functions in patients with acute infectious meningitis: is acute meningitis induced pituitary dysfunction associated with autoimmunity?},
  author={Fatih Tanriverdi and Annamaria de Bellis and H. Teksahin and Ebru Alp and Antonio Bizzarro and Antonio Agostino Sinisi and G Bellastella and Vanda Amoresano Paglionico and Antonio Bellastella and Kursad Unluhizarci and Melike Doğanay and Fahrettin Keleştimur},
  journal={Pituitary},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={579-588}
}
Previous case reports and retrospective studies suggest that pituitary dysfunction may occur after acute bacterial or viral meningitis. In this prospective study we assessed the pituitary functions, lipid profile and anthropometric measures in adults with acute bacterial or viral meningitis. Moreover, in order to investigate whether autoimmune mechanisms could play a role in the pathogenesis of acute meningitis-induced hypopituitarism we also investigated the anti-pituitary antibodies (APA) and… CONTINUE READING

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