Isolated corticotrophin deficiency presenting with pericardial effusion

F. Pecori Giraldi, L. M. Fatti, F. Cavagnini

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Isolated ACTH deficiency is a rare disorder often presenting with long-standing aspecific symptoms combined with unusual clinical presentations. We here describe a patient in whom pericardial effusion was part of the clinical presentation and fully resolved on steroid at replacement dosage, highlighting the possibility of hypoadrenalism as an additional cause of pericardial effusion of unknown origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-833
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • ACTH
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Isolated ACTH deficiency
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pituitary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology


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