Hoffmann's syndrome and pituitary hyperplasia in an adolescent secondary to Hashimoto thyroiditis


Cebeci A. N. , Guven A., Saltik S., Mesci C.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, cilt.26, ss.747-751, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/jpem-2012-0249
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.747-751

Özet

Background: Diffuse muscle hypertrophy is a rare complication of acquired hypothyroidism. When accompanied by stiffness, weakness, and painful muscle cramps, the condition is known as Hoffmann's syndrome (HS). HS is usually seen in young adults due to long-standing untreated primary hypothyroidism. We report a very rare case of HS with muscle hypertrophy and pituitary hyperplasia complicating hypothyroidism in an adolescent.