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Global Journal of Endocrinological Metabolism

Neonatal Primary Panhypopituitarism Presenting as Shock

  • Open or Close Anita Singh1*, Neelam Kler2, Pankaj Garg2 and Anup Thakur2

    1Department of Neonatology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India

    2Department of Neonatology, Institute of Child Health, India

    *Corresponding author: Anita Singh, Assistant professor (Neonatology), Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Submission: April 10, 2018; Published: May 08, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GJEM.2018.02.000532

ISSN 2637-8019
Volume2 Issue2


Neonatal shock is a life-threatening emergency with high mortality. There could be multiple etiologies of neonatal shock. Neonatal hypopituitarism is one of the rare but treatable causes of refractory neonatal shock. Hypoglycemia and dysmorphic features can be clue to endocrinal pathology. With a high index of suspicion and prompt supportive management, it is possible to manage such cases effectively and prevent mortality.

Keywords: Neonatal; Panhypopituitarism; Shock

Abbreviations: MAP: Mean Airway Pressure; FiO2: Fractional Concentration of Inspired Oxygen; GIR: Glucose Infusion Rate; TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; DASII: Developmental Assessment Scale for Indian Infants; MDI: Mental Development Index; PDI: Psychomotor Development Index

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