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Two case reports of pituitary adenoma associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12461069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
X Zhang; Q Li; P Hu; H Cheng; G Huang
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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    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'An, Shaanxi Province, P R China, 710032. zhangxh@fmmu.edu.cn
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adenoma / parasitology*,  pathology
Adult
Female
Humans
Pituitary Neoplasms / parasitology*,  pathology
Toxoplasmosis, Cerebral / complications*,  pathology
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