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Case report
Published online: 2010-08-31
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Postpartum hypothalamic dysfunction - a case report

Robert Krysiak, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Bogdan Marek, Izabela Wilk, Bogusław Okopień
Endokrynologia Polska 2010;61(4):396-399.

open access

Vol 61, No 4 (2010)
Case report
Published online: 2010-08-31
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Hypothalamic dysfunction is a rarely diagnosed endocrine disorder resulting from various pathological processes affecting this brain region. It is characterized by a complex clinical manifestation, including headaches, abnormal regulation of various behaviours, abnormalities in sleeping and thermoregulation, and inappropriate secretion of many hormones. In our paper, we report the case of a 29-year-old female in whom hypothalamic dysfunction was induced by delivery complications. Accurate diagnosis of this syndrome required complex laboratory and imaging tests. The disease-related obesity was resistant to conventional treatment (diet and pharmacotherapy) and only bariatric surgery caused a reduction of body mass. The described patient is the first with postpartum hypothalamic dysfunction in whom plasma levels of adipokines, neuropeptides, and alimentary tract hormones contributing to physiological regulation of food intake were assessed. (Pol J Endocrinol 2010; 61 (4): 396-399)

Abstract

Hypothalamic dysfunction is a rarely diagnosed endocrine disorder resulting from various pathological processes affecting this brain region. It is characterized by a complex clinical manifestation, including headaches, abnormal regulation of various behaviours, abnormalities in sleeping and thermoregulation, and inappropriate secretion of many hormones. In our paper, we report the case of a 29-year-old female in whom hypothalamic dysfunction was induced by delivery complications. Accurate diagnosis of this syndrome required complex laboratory and imaging tests. The disease-related obesity was resistant to conventional treatment (diet and pharmacotherapy) and only bariatric surgery caused a reduction of body mass. The described patient is the first with postpartum hypothalamic dysfunction in whom plasma levels of adipokines, neuropeptides, and alimentary tract hormones contributing to physiological regulation of food intake were assessed. (Pol J Endocrinol 2010; 61 (4): 396-399)
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Keywords

postpartum hypothalamic dysfunction; clinical picture; obesity; pathogenesis; treatment

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Title

Postpartum hypothalamic dysfunction - a case report

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 61, No 4 (2010)

Pages

396-399

Published online

2010-08-31

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2010;61(4):396-399.

Keywords

postpartum hypothalamic dysfunction
clinical picture
obesity
pathogenesis
treatment

Authors

Robert Krysiak
Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz
Bogdan Marek
Izabela Wilk
Bogusław Okopień

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