What is the prevalence of hypopituitarism (panhypopituitarism)?

Updated: Jun 09, 2020
  • Author: Bernard Corenblum, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Hypopituitarism is listed as a rare disorder by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), affecting less than 200,000 individuals in the United States. Internationally, hypopituitarism has an estimated incidence of 4.2 cases per 100,000 per year and an estimated prevalence of 45.5 cases per 100,000 without gender difference.

Regal et al reported the first study detailing prevalence and incidence of hypopituitarism in a population in northwestern Spain. They studied an adult population of 146,000 and found a prevalence of 45.5 cases per 100,000 population. [13]

The incidence of permanent pituitary deficiency following traumatic brain injury has yet to be determined.


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