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'Dementia with contractures' as presenting signs of secondary adrenocortical insufficiency

'Dementia with contractures' as presenting signs of secondary adrenocortical insufficiency

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 88(1): 53-56

Report of a 61-year-old man with progressive mental deterioration and flexion contractures of abdominal muscles and legs as initial signs of hypopituitarism. Five years after onset of symptoms, an endocrinologically non-functioning pituitary adenoma was demonstrated. Thyroid replacement therapy had no effect, but administration of hydrocortisone was followed by rapid recovery. The opportunity to treat such cases of curable dementia is easily missed.

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PMID: 3709003

DOI: 10.1016/0303-8467(86)90008-9

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