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Synonyms: Anterior pituitary hypophysitis

A rare acquired pituitary hormone deficiency a type of primary hypophysitis characterized by an inflammation of anterior pituitary. Clinical presentation is variable and includes headaches visual disturbances symptoms of adrenal insufficiency hyperprolactinemia hypothyroidism and hypogonadism. It most commonly affects young women during pregnancy or postpartum period.

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