Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 265-266

A rare cause of pancytopenia: Sheehan's syndrome

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Malatya State Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Findikli State Hospital, Rize, Turkey
3 Department of Emergency Medicine Clinic, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
5 Department of Internal Medicine, Tasliçay State Hospital, Agri, Turkey

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Selçuk Yaylaci
Department of Internal Medicine, Findikli State Hospital, Rize
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.153184

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Sheehan's syndrome is characterized by varying degrees of anterior pituitary dysfunction due to postpartum ischemic necrosis of the pituitary gland after massive bleeding. Pancytopenia is rarely observed in patients with Sheehan's syndrome. We present a patient of Sheehan's syndrome presenting with pancytopenia. Complete recovery of pancytopenia was observed after the treatment. Clinicians should consider the possibility of hypopituitarism as a cause of pancytopenia and indicate a series of hormonal examinations. A high index of suspicion is required in women with pancytopenia for possible treatable cause like Sheehan's syndrome.

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