Pituitary 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.
SEMPR (Endocrine Division), Department of Internal Medicine, Federal University of Parana, Agostinho Leão Junior 285, Curitiba, PR, 80030-110, Brazil.
Several complications associated with active Cushing's disease may persist even years after complete and successful therapeutic remission of hypercortisolism. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) shares many clinical features seen in patients with Cushing's disease, and its presence after disease remission (GHD-CR) might negatively influence and potentially worsen the systemic complications caused by previous hypercortisolism. GHD-CR is more prevalent in women, and compared to other causes of GHD, patients are younger at the onset of the pituitary disease, at diagnosis of GHD-CR and at start of GH therapy; prevalence of pituitary macroadenomas and visual abnormalities are lower, while prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, low bone mass, fractures, and worst quality of life, are higher. Read More