Evidence-Based Neonatology: Neonatal Pituitary Hormone Deficiencies

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The development of the pituitary gland is a temporally orchestrated sequence of events that will eventually produce several crucial hormones necessary for appropriate growth and development in a child. Pituitary hormone deficiency can occur as either a single deficiency or multiple deficiencies. A delay in diagnosis can lead to increased morbidity and mortality; however, knowledge of how each of the pituitary hormones functions allows one to properly diagnose and provide safe and effective replacement to prevent complications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Neonatology
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780323694155
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • adrenal insufficiency
  • gonadotropin deficiency
  • growth hormone deficiency
  • hypoglycemia
  • hypopituitarism
  • hypothyroidism
  • optic nerve hypoplasia
  • septo-optic dysplasia


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