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Hypopituitarism as consequence of late neonatal infection by Group B streptococcus: a case report

AS Ferreira, ALLA Fernandes, G Guaragna-Filho

Abstract


Hypopituitarism is a condition characterized by dysfunction of the pituitary gland hormone production. The insults of the perinatal period, which includes the late infection by Group B Streptococcus, consists in a rare etiology of this condition. We present the case of a 39-days-old infant with meningitis caused by Streptococcus Group B, which showed, among other consequences, hypopituitarism.



http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2015.20.308.6538
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