A case of Sheehan Syndrome with chronic diffuse muscle pain and weakness

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Erhan Önalan
Şüheda Ataş
Kübra Oral


Objective: Sheehan’s syndrome is pituitary deficiency induced by intrapartum and postpartum hemorrhage and hypovolemia. It is still frequent in underdeveloped and developing countries. Sheehan’s syndrome is one of the reason of empty sella. The symptoms of the syndrome can be seen months to years later depend on the degree of pituitary damage. History of postpartum hemorrhage, failure to lactate and cessation of menses are important  clues to the diagnosis. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are very important to reduce morbidity  and mortality of the patients.

Case: In this study sheehan’s syndrome which led to auto pan-hypopituitarism and developed gradually in a patient with sheehan‘s syndrome  which in this case, delivered a baby at home 27 years ago and had severe postpartum hemorrhage will be presented. And this 63-year-old female patient was diagnosed as Sjogren’s syndrome and sheehan syndrome by clinical and laboratory findings for the purpose of further investigation and treatment because of symptoms of fever and anemia


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Önalan, E., Ataş, Şüheda, & Oral, K. (2019). A case of Sheehan Syndrome with chronic diffuse muscle pain and weakness . Medical Science and Discovery, 6(11), 310–312. https://doi.org/10.36472/msd.v6i11.315
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