Anti-hypothalamus and anti-pituitary antibodies may contribute to perpetuate the hypopituitarism in patients with Sheehan's syndrome


Creative Commons License

De Bellis A. , Kelestimur F., Sinisi A. A. , Ruocco G., Tirelli G., Battaglia M., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.158, no.2, pp.147-152, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 158 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1530/eje-07-0647
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-152

Abstract

Objective: While anti-pituitary antibodies (APAs) were detected in some patients with Sheehan's syndrome (SS) suggesting an autoimmune pituitary involvement in the development of their hypopituitarism, hypothalamic cell anti-hypothalamus antibodies (AHAs) have not been investigated so far.