Horm Metab Res 1996; 28(10): 565-569
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-979854
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Short Stature Due to Growth Hormone Deficiency Associated with Cushing's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

M. Kotake1 , A. Nakai1 , T. Mokuno1 , N. Oda1 , Y. Sawai1 , Y. Itoh1 , K. Shimazaki1 , R. Kato1 , N. Hayakawa1 , A. Uchikawa2 , Y. Oiso2 , Y. Hirooka3 , T. Mitsuma3 , M. Itoh1 , A. Nagasaka1
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Fujita-Health Unviersity School of Medicine, Toyoaka, Aichi
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, Ahichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan
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Publication Date:
23 April 2007 (online)


We report a rare case of Cushing's disease associated with ulcerative colitis in a patient primarily treated with growth hormone due to short stature. At the age of fifteen years, the patient had a short stature due to GHD* and was treated with the extraded GH for a short period. At the age of twenty-one years, his body weight gradually increased and, based on the results of several tests, he was diagnosed with Cushing's disease and GHD was observed in our patient. The excess secretion attenuation of pituitary hormones with reduced secretion periods as well as the relation between ulcerative colitis and elevated plasma cortisol concentrations is briefly discussed in this paper.