Crohn’s disease in a young male with prolactin producing pituitary adenoma

Authors . Tzias V., Kamberoglou D., Kalapothakos P..


A case of a 24-year-old male with a prolactinoma who developed
Crohns disease is described. He presented with
fever, diarrhea, a perianal abscess and a past medical history
of a prolactin producing adenoma of the pituitary gland,
treated with bromocryptine. Crohns disease was finally diagnosed
and the patient was successfully treated with 5-
ASA, metronidazole, steroids and azathioprine. A possible
causal link between the two conditions is discussed.
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