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Could pediatric neuro-sarcoidosis cause pituitary dwarfism (hyposomatotropism) in children ?

Could pediatric neuro-sarcoidosis cause pituitary dwarfism (hyposomatotropism) in children ?

It could be a cause: Causes of hypopituitarism can directly affect the pituitary gland or indirectly through the hypothalamus, which in turn affects the pituitary gland. Causes of hypopituitarism, of which there are many, includes sarcoidosis - a rare inflammation of the lymph nodes and other tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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Hypopituitarism (Definition)

A medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the ...Read more


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Can someone with childhood onset growth hormone deficiency eventually have children?

Can someone with  childhood onset growth hormone deficiency eventually have children?

Sure: Some things would have to be established first, however. Are there any other pituitary hormone deficiencies, persistent gh deficiency, or abnormalities around the brain and pituitary gland from childhood mri? Any other medical condition? Many kids grow up to be adults who no longer have gh deficiency, but an endocrinologist or reproductive endocrinologist should be consulted prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why craniopharyngioma in childhood?

Why craniopharyngioma in childhood?

?why not in adult?: From the ? I assume you wonder why it shows up in kids.Early rapid infant growth slows to a 5lb & 2-3 in /yr rate in the late toddler years. Over time this slow growing tumor slows the output of growth factors & other agents leading to symptoms like short stature, easy dehydration, vision changes, etc. Leading to dx. Puberty would not progress as expected in with this tumor in place. ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more

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Please answer! what physical traits with low testosterone have on teen males (15-18)?

Please answer! what physical traits with low testosterone have on teen males (15-18)?

Delayed puberty: It is not uncommon for 15-18 year olds to have low t if their puberty is delayed, and with time the problem may resolve, but if you are concerned about the teen in question you should have him see a pediatric endocrinologist to see if he would benefit from testosterone treatment. ...Read more

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Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?

Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?

Sella Turcica: The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum. Supratentorial means ABOVE the tentorium and Infratentorial means BELOW. The pituitary gland sits in a special area called the hypophyseal fossa or sella turcia which is technically neither. Craniopharyngioma and pituitary adenoma grow SUPRATENTORIALLY in almost all cases, but rarely invade the clivus into the posterior fossa. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose growth hormone deficiency in adolescence?

How do you diagnose growth hormone deficiency in adolescence?

Ghd: Growth hormone deficiency can be screened for on a routine lab test called igf-1. The main sign is lack of normal growth rate over months to years. Because it is a cyclical hormone which usually peaks in the middle of the night, very often endocrinologists perform "stimulated testing" to diagnose it definitively. This may require an i've for several hours while stimulant medications are infused. ...Read more

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Could my son be born with cah congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Could my son be born with cah congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Oh, now i know CAH: Previous answer, i thought it meant chronic active hepatitis. Yes, a girl or boy can be born with cong adrenal hyperplasia; this refers to a group of inherited disorders of the adrenal gland, where there is a lack of a hormone needed to make certain steroid hormones. Male sex characteristics may appear earlier than normal. Time for a pediatric endocrinologist, if there is any question of this. ...Read more

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I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

Not Well Established: The prevalence of asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more

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How can childhood explorations shape my adult sexuality?

How can childhood explorations shape my adult sexuality?

Fine: It's fine to explore. It's natural. Sex is the strongest emotion in humans. Use it wisely. You can be sexy, romantic & sexual (tepid, warm- hot) . Keep a healthy balance ...Read more

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Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

See a primary care: provider on your insurance list for referral to a psychiatrist. Many family medicine doctors are well-versed in & comfortable evaluating & treating adult ADHD. Call the County Medical Society to obtain the names of 3 family medicine doctors. Call their offices & ask if they evaluate & treat adult ADHD. ...Read more

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What causes slapped face syndrome / pavovirus b19 / fifth disease in adults?

What causes slapped face syndrome / pavovirus b19 / fifth disease in adults?

The same as kids: In adults who never had the disease as a kid, the same virus can trigger the same pattern of rash. We had many reported in my local about 4 years ago. ...Read more

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What does congenital adrenal hyperplasia cah look like?

What does  congenital adrenal hyperplasia cah look like?

Virilization: In the classic form newborn girls will often have ambiguous looking genitalia because of intrauterine exposure to their own overproduction of androgens. Can't really see it in a newborn boy. In non-classical early pubic hair in both sexes can be presenting feature. As kids grow older other things may warrant checking like recalcitrant acne (both sexes) or irregular periods/hirsutism in girls. ...Read more

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Can adult onset cystic fibrosis occur to male 44 old please?

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Can adult onset cystic fibrosis occur to male 44 old please?

Yes: I would use a term "mild" or "atypical" form of cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutation involving cftr gene, and there are a few hundred different mutations. Atypical or mild form of CF manifest at a later age than in infancy as often seen in classic form, and mild in symptoms. ...Read more

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Can my carrier status of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-Hydrolaxe deficiency, salt-wasting) explain my high basal cortisol?

Can my carrier status of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-Hydrolaxe deficiency, salt-wasting) explain my high basal cortisol?

No: Spot "basal cortisol" levels mean nothing except in context. They help rule some things in and some things out. The highest basal cortisol levels have been found in soldiers in the battlefield and medical students in exams. Ignore all "pop" sites relating to pituitary / adrenal disease and remember that reference ranges are set so that many healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more