Panhypopituitarism-a rare cause of neonatal cholestatic jaundice

Cecil Vella, Bettina Gauci, John Torpiano, Cecil Vella, Bettina Gauci, John Torpiano
2013 Case Report Malta Medical Journal   unpublished
Although not uncommon, neonatal cholestatic jaundice is usually caused by congenital anatomical defects of the biliary tree or intrinsic liver pathology. We describe a case of persistent cholestatic jaundice in a six week old female infant caused by panhypopituitarism. To our knowledge this is the first report of hypopituitarism presenting with cholestatic jaundice in Malta. Prolonged obstructive jaundice in the neonatal period should be urgently investigated until a cause is found.