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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 96-98

Precipitation of Sheehan's syndrome following severe dengue infection


1 Department of General Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ajay Kumar Mishra
Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_24_18

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Sheehan's syndrome as described by Sheehan refers to necrosis of pituitary gland due to severe postpartum hemorrhage. Although its incidence is decreasing in developed countries, it still continues to be one of the most common causes of hypopituitarism in the underdeveloped and developing countries. The clinical presentation can be variable, and emphasis must be on adequate obstetric history to avoid undue delay in diagnosis. We report a 42-year-old female with the unmasking of Sheehan's syndrome who had lactation failure and amenorrhea for 9 years, developing panhypopituitarism following an episode of severe dengue infection.


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