Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and hypoglycemia in congenital hypopituitarism

K. C. Copeland, R. C. Franks, R. Ramamurthy

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Abstract

Congenital hypopituitarism is a diagnosis rarely made in the newborn period. Recent publications, however, emphasize that the disorder may be far more common than generally appreciated. Most hypopituitary subjects present in childhood with short stature, often after psychological or social adaptive mechanisms of coping with extreme short stature are well established. Even though normal adult stature may be achieved after late diagnosis, some of the psychosocial problems encountered by these children might be alleviated or obviated by earlier diagnosis. Familiarity with the clinical spectrum of congenital hypopituitarism may increase this likelihood. This report illustrates many of the manifestations of congenital hypopituitarism and emphasizes that prolonged hyperbilirubinemia, especially when associated with hypoglycemia, may be a useful sign suggestive of the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-526
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume20
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1981

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Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
Hypopituitarism
Hypoglycemia
Hyperbilirubinemia
Delayed Diagnosis
Early Diagnosis
Newborn Infant
Psychology

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Copeland, K. C., Franks, R. C., & Ramamurthy, R. (1981). Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and hypoglycemia in congenital hypopituitarism. Clinical Pediatrics, 20(8), 523-526.

Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and hypoglycemia in congenital hypopituitarism. / Copeland, K. C.; Franks, R. C.; Ramamurthy, R.

In: Clinical Pediatrics, Vol. 20, No. 8, 1981, p. 523-526.

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Copeland, KC, Franks, RC & Ramamurthy, R 1981, 'Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and hypoglycemia in congenital hypopituitarism', Clinical Pediatrics, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 523-526.
Copeland, K. C. ; Franks, R. C. ; Ramamurthy, R. / Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and hypoglycemia in congenital hypopituitarism. In: Clinical Pediatrics. 1981 ; Vol. 20, No. 8. pp. 523-526.
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