Document Detail

Two case reports of pituitary adenoma associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12461069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The involvement of the pituitary in cases of toxoplasmosis has been described in the literature only rarely. This is the first report to describe pituitary adenoma in association with Toxoplasma gondii infection. The two patients were 43 and 19 year old women. Radiological examination revealed tumours in the sellar region. Microscopically, the tumours consisted of small homogeneous polygonal or round cells. Toxoplasma cysts were found among the tumour cells, a finding confirmed by Toxoplasma gondii specific antibody immunohistochemistry. The association between pituitary adenoma and toxoplasma raises the possibility that T gondii might be involved in the development of certain cases of pituitary adenoma.
X Zhang; Q Li; P Hu; H Cheng; G Huang
Related Documents :
8650879 - Nephrolithiasis due to primary hyperparathyroidism and enteric hyperoxaluria: a case re...
11513059 - Fatal chemotherapy associated clostridium difficile infection--a case report.
3774679 - Autoimmune thyroid disease with ulcerative colitis.
12622509 - Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy: a short review.
2583569 - Peculiar acute toxic colitis after ingestion of colocynth: a clinicopathological study ...
20509729 - Rathke cleft cyst apoplexy: a newly characterized distinct clinical entity.
24962469 - Methamphetamine intoxication in a dog: case report.
24685599 - Extraoral plasmablastic lymphoma detected using ascitic fluid cytology and flow cytomet...
3700579 - Extensions of analytic methods for nested and population-based incident case-control st...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-03     Completed Date:  2003-01-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  965-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'An, Shaanxi Province, P R China, 710032.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Adenoma / parasitology*,  pathology
Pituitary Neoplasms / parasitology*,  pathology
Toxoplasmosis, Cerebral / complications*,  pathology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Clinical and microbiological features of Haemophilus influenzae vulvovaginitis in young girls.
Next Document:  Metastatic rectal adenocarcinoma to the liver associated with focal nodular hyperplasia.