The Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome. Case report and endocrinologic evaluation

C. S. Lee, P. C. Galle, P. G. McDonough

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The Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a rare condition, with an incidence of 1 in 160,000. The diagnosis is usually made in men presenting with hypogonadism. Only a few women have been studied. We performed an endocrinologic evaluation of a woman with this syndrome. Her baseline values for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and thyroid function tests were normal. Thyrotropin-releasing-hormone stimulation indicated a normal pituitary response of thyroid-stimulating hormone and prolactin. Luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone-stimulation tests showed a pubertal response of LH with a somewhat blunted FSH response. The etiologic factor in our patient appeared hypothalamic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-356
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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