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Question: pituitary tumor & alopecia totalis is there a connection

 CherieMack - Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:41 am

I have been told by doctors and endocrine specialists that there is no connection to pituitary tumors & alopecia totalis. However I have done research and there seems to be a link. I am 29 years old, Female, with both pituitary tumor (diagnosed age 18) & alopecia totalis (diagnosed at age 12). I have minimal regrowth of hair after many years of taking 12.5mg of bromocripton for the pituitary tumor. My Questions are:

 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:56 pm

User avatar Hello,

There are some studies that link cutaneous symptoms such as seborrhea, acne, hypertrichosis/hirsutism, alopecia (SAHA syndrome) in individuals with hyperprolactinemia, a picture similar to androgen-induced cutaneous changes.

It would be more helpful if you can give us more information about your hormonal profile before and after treatment.

If there is a hormonal cause then hormonal adjustment would help in improving the conditions.

I advise you to follow up with your doctor and to seek dermatological consultation.

Keep us updated.
Best regards.


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