Sleeping glands? - The role of endocrine disorders in sleeping sickness (T.b. gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis).

@article{Blum2007SleepingG,
  title={Sleeping glands? - The role of endocrine disorders in sleeping sickness (T.b. gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis).},
  author={Johannes A. Blum and Caecilia Schmid and Christoph H Hatz and L{\'e}on Mbiyangandu Kazumba and Patrick Mangoni and Jonas Rutishauser and Anna la Torre and Christian Burri},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={16-24}
}
Symptoms consistent with hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency, such as lethargy, anorexia, cold intolerance, weakness, hypotension or paraesthesia, are frequently reported in the literature in patients with Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), but an endocrine origin for these symptoms has not yet been demonstrated. Thyroid and adrenocortical function were assessed in 60 patients with late-stage HAT and compared to those in 60 age- and gender-matched healthy controls. Clinical assessment and… CONTINUE READING