Sheehan syndrome

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Sheehan syndrome

Sheehan syndrome, or postpartum hypopituitarism, is a rare complication of postpartum hemorrhage.  Severe blood loss during or after childbirth can deprive the body of oxygen and seriously damage the pituitary gland. This causes the gland to permanently lose its ability to function properly.  While some women have very few symptoms, Sheehan syndrome can lead to an adrenal crisis - a life-threatening shortage of the hormone cortisol. Treatment involves lifelong hormone replacement therapy.
 

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The terms "Sheehan syndrome" returned 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recurrent hypoglycaemia: a delayed presentation of Sheehan syndrome.
 

Author(s): Naresh Kumar, Pratap Singh, Jyoti Kumar, Dinesh Kumar Dhanwal

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Sheehan syndrome is a rare but potentially serious complication of postpartum haemorrhage. The diagnosis can often be delayed by many years as symptoms may be subtle. We report the case of a 45-year-old woman who presented to the medical emergency unit with acute onset altered sensorium. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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RE: Sheehan syndrome with reversible dilated cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Sourabh Aggarwal

Journal: Ann Saudi Med. ;30(6):494; author reply 494.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Sheehan syndrome with reversible dilated cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Bashir A Laway, Mohammad S Alai, Tariq Gojwari, Mohd A Ganie, Abdul Hamid Zargar

Journal: Ann Saudi Med. ;30(4):321-4.

 

Cardiac abnormalities in patients with Sheehan syndrome are uncommon. A case of Sheehan syndrome with dilated cardiomyopathy is presented in whom hormone replacement with levothyroxine and prednisolone resulted in complete recovery of cardiomyopathy. A 25-year-old woman presented ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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