Clinical examination can provide important clues to the aetiology and duration of hypopituitarism. Diagnosis is based on biochemical confirmation of hormone deficits. Each hormone has to be tested separately and there is a variable pattern of hormone deficiency among patients. The clinical manifestations of hypopituitarism are variable and dependent on the duration and degree of hormone deficiencies, as well as the age of onset.
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