Endocrine manifestations of histiocytosis

Glenn D. Braunstein, Peter O. Kohler

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Diabetes insipidus and growth retardation are the prominent endocrine manifestations of histiocytosis. Galactorrhea, hypogonadism, and panhypopitu-itarism are rarely associated with this disorder. To date, the vast majority of morphologic and functional studies of the pituitary and hypothalamus in affected patients indicate that histiocytic infiltration results in a hypo-thalamic dysfunction with a secondary partial or complete hypopituitarism. This hypopituitarism is due to deficient trophic stimulation or inhibition by hypo-thalamic releasing or inhibitory factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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