Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pituitary Gland Underactive Incidence

Facts about hypopituitarism:

  • About 4 out 100,000 are diagnosed with hypopituitarism in the US each year.
  • The most common pituitary hormone deficiency is growth hormone deficiency.
  • Those with hypopituitarism have an increased risk for heart disease.

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pituitary Gland Underactive References
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