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2022 Aug 04

J Clin Transl Endocrinol Case Rep

Pituitary apoplexy after COVID-19 vaccination: A case report.


Zainordin N A, Wan Muhammad Hatta S F, Ab Mumin N, Mohd Shah F Z, Abdul Ghani R
J Clin Transl Endocrinol Case Rep. 2022 Aug 04:100123.
PMID: 35942396.


Pituitary apoplexy is a rare endocrine emergency, which commonly presents with headache and is occasionally associated with visual disturbances. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can be both life and vision saving. In the emergence of novel coronavirus and global pandemic, rapid development of new vaccines have shown to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with Covid-19. Recognition of rare potential adverse effects of these vaccines including pituitary apoplexy are yet to be reported. A causal link between pituitary apoplexy and COVID-19 vaccination has not been established.