Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1997;12(2):308-314.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Partial Hypopituitarism and Central Diabetes Insipidus Developed after Tuberculous Meningitis.
Soon Jib Yoo, Kun Ho Yoon, Moo Il Kang, Bong Yun Cha, Kwang Woo Lee, Ho Young Son, Sung Koo Kang, Myung Hee Chung, Yoon Shin, Hyuk Sang Kwon, Seung Won Jin
Abstract
Complications related to tuberculous menngitis (TBM) is frequently encountered in medical field during, just after treatment and long time later. Hypothalamo-pituitary dysfunctions such as diabetes incipidus, dwarfism, hypogonadism, growth failure, and hypopituitarism are one of rare complication secondary to TBM and of which obesity with hypogonadism is most commonly documented. Several pathologic mechanics like a granuloma in hypothalamus, or pituitary stalk, organization and progressive scarring of the purulent exudate in the basal cistern or progressive obliterative endarteritis that supplying the hypothalamo-hypophyseal system is well-defined in hypothalamopituitary dysfunction in neurotuberculosis. We recently experienced a diabetic patient with short stature and sexual infantilism who shows polyuria and polydipsia. Detailed endocrinological evaluation showed partial hypopituitarism and central diabetes incipidus secondary to tuberculous meningitis. Polyuria and polydipsia was improved with dDAVP and height increased 5 cm for 11 month with HGH, libido increased with oxadrolone but his extemal sexual characteristics was not changed until now. We present this case with a review of literature.
Key Words: Hypopituitarism, Central diabetes insipidus, Tuberculous meningitis, Diabetes mellitus


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