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Lymphocytic Adenohypophysitis

Foyouzi, Nastaran MD

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: February 2011 - Volume 66 - Issue 2 - p 109-113
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0b013e31821d4047
CME Program: CME REVIEW ARTICLE 5

Lymphocytic adenohypophysitis is a rare but important cause of decreased pituitary function, which predominantly affects young women in pregnancy or the peripartum period. It is an autoimmune disease of the pituitary gland which can present with varying degrees of pituitary hormonal impairment and/or with symptoms related to pituitary enlargement.

Target Audience: Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Learning Objectives: After completing this CME activity, physicians should be better able to describe the given clinical features of lymphocytic hypophysitis, conduct a differential diagnosis, and select the appropriate treatments for patients with lymphocytic hypophysitis.

Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Center for Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Chief Editor's Note: This article is part of a series of continuing education activities in this Journal through which a total of 36 AMA/PRA category 1 credits™ can be earned in 2011. Instructions for how CME credits can be earned appear on the last page of the Table of Contents.

All authors and staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

Correspondence requests to: Nastaran Foyouzi, MD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Center for Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, 2356 Sutter St., 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115-0916. E-mail: Nastaran.Foyouzi-Yousefi@ucsfmedctr.org.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.