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Hypopituitarism in Children (cont.)

Hypopituitarism in Children Causes

Hypopituitarism may be congenital (a condition present at birth) and caused by:

  • Birth trauma
  • Genetic (inherited) disorders
  • Central nervous system defects
  • Defective, underdeveloped, or absent pituitary gland

Hypopituitarism can also be acquired (a condition that develops later in life) and may be caused by:

  • Radiation to the head
  • Tumors in the brain
  • Other disorders, such as tuberculosis or sarcoidosis, which infiltrate the gland, can result in a reduction in function.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2014

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