Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a young adult with idiopathic hypopituitarism. Possible relation to the administration of cadaveric human growth hormone

T. K. Koch, B. O. Berg, S. J. De Armond, R. F. Gravina

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Abstract

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a transmissible subacute degeneration of the central nervous system, is generally considered a disease of older adults. We recently evaluated a 20-year-old man with idiopathic hypopituitarism and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in whom Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease developed. Since early childhood he had received cadaveric human growth hormone, as well as insulin, thyroid hormone, and more recently testosterone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-733
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume313
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Hypopituitarism
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome
Human Growth Hormone
Young Adult
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Thyroid Hormones
Testosterone
Central Nervous System
Insulin

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a young adult with idiopathic hypopituitarism. Possible relation to the administration of cadaveric human growth hormone. / Koch, T. K.; Berg, B. O.; De Armond, S. J.; Gravina, R. F.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 313, No. 12, 1985, p. 731-733.

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