hrp0084p3-1109 | Pituitary | ESPE2015

Acute Phase Proteins and Endocrine Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood

Verigaki Olga , Papassotiriou Ioannis , Prodromou Neofytos , Sfakianos George , Chrousos George , Kanaka-Gantenbein Christina

Background: Endocrine impairments, such as diabetes insipidus (DI), growth hormone deficiency (GHD) and, to a lesser degree, thyroid or cortisol deficiencies, have been reported after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in adults and much less in children both at the acute post-traumatic phase and after a lag period of time. However, no prospective data exist on the endocrine and acute phase protein response to TBI in childhood.Aim/objective: To unravel possibl...