Crohn’s disease in a young male with prolactin producing pituitary adenoma
Tzias V., .
A case of a 24-year-old male with a prolactinoma who developed
Crohn’s 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. Crohn’s 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.