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Rare cause for short stature--Kallmann's syndrome--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12508620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Kallmann's syndrome is a neuroendocrine disorder, characterized by hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with hyposmia. We report a 27 year old male who presented with short stature and pain in the lumbar region. On detailed evaluation he had growth retardation, features of hypothalamic hypogonadism as evidenced by endocrimological tests and anosmia since birth. He had co-existent caries spine T10,T11 causing pain in the lumbar region-MRI brain showed normal olfactory pathway while the response to nasal stimulants was markedly attenuated. We present this case for its very care occurrence in the eastern part of the world and the typical feature being normal MRI brain with functional defect of the olfactory pathway.
Authors:
N Subramanian; S Rajeswari; S Tamilvanan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical sciences     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0019-5359     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-01     Completed Date:  2003-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373023     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dept. of Internal Medicine, Kilpauk Medical College & Govt. Royapettah Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Hormones / blood
Humans
Kallmann Syndrome / blood,  pathology,  therapy*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Olfaction Disorders / therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hormones

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