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Rapidly evolving hypopituitarism in a boy with multiple autoimmune disorders
Article first published online: 16 APR 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 49, Issue 9, pages 783–785, September 2013
How to Cite
Jevalikar, G., Wong, S. C. and Zacharin, M. (2013), Rapidly evolving hypopituitarism in a boy with multiple autoimmune disorders. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49: 783–785. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12169
- Issue published online: 5 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 16 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 AUG 2012
A 10-year-old boy with acute onset cranial diabetes insipidus and multiple autoimmune disorders had evolving panhypopituitarism, thought to be due to autoimmune hypophysitis. Over 18 months, a dramatic clinical course with progressive hypopituitarism and development of type 1 diabetes mellitus was evident. Serial brain imaging showed changes suggestive of germinoma.