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Acute and chronic pituitary failure resembling Sheehan's syndrome following bites by Russell's viper in Burma.

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Pituitary function was investigated in 9 patients in shock after Russell's viper bites and in 24 individuals who had been severely envenomed 2 weeks to 24 years previously. 3 out of 9 patients had hypoglycaemia and inappropriately low serum cortisol, plasma growth hormone, and plasma prolactin concentrations. 4 who died had pituitary haemorrhage and 1 had adrenal haemorrhage as well. Of the 24 who had apparently recovered from bites, 7 had clinical features of hypopituitarism and no response ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Author
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Volume:
2
Issue:
8562
Pages:
763-767
Publication date:
1987-10-01
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Language:
English
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pubs:16696
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uuid:8eff7c4a-7971-42a1-b01f-c6a1631550f1
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pubs:16696
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16696
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2012-12-19

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